View Poll Results: Are Polticians role models?

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    I suppose they can be role models to scum bags and liars.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Should they be role models would be a better question.

    Should they be? Yes.
    Are they? No.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not talking specific politicians, but overall, are politicians some one that should be seen as appropriate role models? Are politicians some one that parents should say about "work hard and you can be like then"?

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    I think it is not a bad thing to tell a child that it is a laudable aspirational goal to become a politician. I am having a hard time thinking of any living politicians I would want my child to emulate, though.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't think so. I can't think of any politician anywhere that I would point to and call a role model for my kid.

    I tend to be more admiring of doctors, humanitarian workers, firemen, architects, artists, writers, self-made business(wo)men... Polticians, nope. Not a one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I think it is not a bad thing to tell a child that it is a laudable aspirational goal to become a politician. I am having a hard time thinking of any living politicians I would want my child to emulate, though.

    Mitt Romney.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That clarification influenced my vote. I distrust the vast majority of politicians. It's a side effect of living in Chicago.
    That is understandable.


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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Mitt Romney.
    Possibly, but the other thing I'm worried about is how squeaky clean is he, really? I have no particular suspicions, but I didn't have any for John Edwards, either.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    The poll question is different than the OP question. The OP asks "should they be role models" and the poll asks "are they role models". Two different questions. I would say no to the former but I voted yes to the latter. Politicians are role models, especially national leaders.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't think so. I can't think of any politician anywhere that I would point to and call a role model for my kid.

    I tend to be more admiring of doctors, humanitarian workers, firemen, architects, artists, writers, self-made business(wo)men... Polticians, nope. Not a one.
    But this list, including the politicians, are men, subject to greed ,ignorance and fear..
    Like it or not, the politicians are role models; as Charlie Manson was for some.
    Saddam Huissan seems to be a role model for a great many in Iraq..
    Its the children, the children of all ages who will choose a model..
    This is not always done wisely..
    We do need the citizens to participate in politics a lot more than they do.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Possibly, but the other thing I'm worried about is how squeaky clean is he, really? I have no particular suspicions, but I didn't have any for John Edwards, either.
    For one to reject a politician unless he is "squeaky clean" is akin to accepting only the pipsqueak..

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    They should be role models, but thank God they aren't.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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