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    What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    President

    Governor

    Senator

    Congressman

    Mayor

    Councilman

    None

    Other

    And then tell us why.

    I'd like to be a Senator. Powerful. Semi-celeb status but some anonymity is possible. Great perks. Not singularly responsible for any huge or life and death issues. Most people don't know if you are doing a good job or not. So, if you study the bills and vote with your constituent's wishes enough of the time and vote your conscience when it is best for the nation the rest of the time, you can have a good chance to be re-elected.

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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    I'd rather have a position where I am appointed. I don't care for running mudslinging ads and misconstruing my opponents record/statements to try and win elections, and thus I would lose any elected office I ran for. I'd take the NSA job, or Sec Def. So I guess I wouldn't take an "elected" office, as the thread asks, but I would be willing to work in a position of high authority in our government.
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    President or Governor would be a great gig. You can snap your fingers and have your minions doing anything you tell them to do, and you're unquestionably the most powerful person in your country or state.

    I think being a Senator or Representative would suck...spending grueling hours pouring over mindnumbingly boring legalese, constant political attacks from your opponents, having to do non-stop fundraisers, having the majority of Americans hate you and your Congress (no matter how well you do your job), and being only one member of a huge legislative body.

    I agree with WI Crippler...an appointed position would be cool too: I'd like to be Secretary of State, Secretary of Commerce, Head Trade Representative, or an ambassador to a cool country.
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    This is about as involved in politics as I'd ever want to be. It's fun discussing and debating, but the actual practice just plain sucks. It's all.....politics

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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    State legislator would be cool. That'd be all I want. Maybe a congressman at the highest, but probably not.

    But truth be told, it'd be too annoying dealing with dumbasses all day (the other elected officials) for me to want any of it.
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    None. Far too much stress and risk, nowhere near enough reward. Much better to be low profile and handle things from the back.
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Much better to be low profile and handle things from the back.
    Are you describing dog-style politics?
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Are you describing dog-style politics?
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That's certainly a low profile.
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    Re: What's The Highest Elected Office You'd Want To Hold?

    I voted for "mayor".
    I'd like to get into municipal politics at some point, once my kids are settled down and I've got some time.
    I'd like to run for city council at some point.

    I wouldn't like to be involved in state or federal government, though.

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