Would you ever run for public office?

  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Dec 17, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    My friends often call me "Mr. President," but after working on a recent political campaign, I have serious doubts I will ever run for any public office.

    So what do you think... would you run for public office?

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    Dec 17, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    No, I think I would drive people to sleep with my tables and statistics, rather than slogans and generalities that can't be backed up.
    Find me a technocracy, I'll gladly run for office there.icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    Yes, i would.
    I like telling people what to do anyways, lol!
    And i got the clothes for it already. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Public office? Dunno about that, I intend to run a country or at least a few more though.. preferably through something like the UN
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    Dec 18, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Yup - I am thinking about running for my local congressional seat. I am sick of the way education is in this country and I want to be the agent of change.
  • mybud

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    Dec 18, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    I have always had a deep abiding interest in politics....Yes I would consider running if I felt me doing so would improve the status of the people I would be serving.....BUD
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 18, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    I have had an interest in politics since my first ever Presidential election which I could vote. It was 1972 and I was a volunteer for the George McGovern campaign. In more recent years, I served as the Chairman of my county's Democratic Executive Committee and still do plenty to get out the vote for good Democrats running for office.

    Being in public office? Well as DEC Chairman, technically I was in public office and mail would come to "The Honorable......" As far as an actual campaign, no. I like the volunteer work, being the periodic thorn in Southbeach1500's ample backside and prefer being "on the outside, looking in."
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Nah, I'd hate all the dirt that comes of politics.

  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 18, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    Maybe in Canada, where I am, but in the USA? No way. They can't accept a gay man in the military, or as their priest. Obama opened doors, but not for OUR minority.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 18, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    I read a novel recently where they said a politician in the USA was finished if we caught with a dead woman, or a live man.
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    hell yeah... I'd be assassinated!
    which would mean I did a good job!
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidI read a novel recently where they said a politician in the USA was finished if we caught with a dead woman, or a live man.


    Ted Kennedy came quite close to it (dead woman in a lake) icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    mybud saidI have always had a deep abiding interest in politics....Yes I would consider running if I felt me doing so would improve the status of the people I would be serving.....BUD


    No single politician has ever "served the people". Get real.
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    we need to start a GAY tea party..
    get a bunch of gay dudes (closeted so no one knew at first)
    Slip them in office and SHUT SHIT DOWN!!!
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Depends which country I think the answers will vary. America is so... riddled with corruption issues in their electoral process that running not only puts a target mark on the hopeful's most personal life and families' lives but then there's actually being able to fulfill the promises of the campaign amidst a horrifyingly tribalistic party system.

    America's got it fucking tough, to be sure.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    I've had the runs in a public office. The bathrooms were state of the art though, laser controlled faucets n stuff.

    -Doug
  • Webster666

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    Dec 18, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    I would LOVE to run for public office.
    The problem is that (despite my big mouth, on line), I am not at all an outgoing person in real life.
    I would have to be appointed to office.
    Maybe the Supreme Court would appoint me as President, like they did with Bush...
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Only if there are publicly financed elections.

    (And, then, of course, there'd be the line of ex-boyfriends waiting to talk shit about me...)
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    I've thought about it but I have too many naked pics out there now. Ha ha.

    Seriously though, I've thought about it but doubt I actually work. Maybe on a local level.
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Give me 10 million dollars and I would do it, get tried of hearing all these politicizations "promises", then when they get sworn in they switch around their views or sub-come to peer per-sure by fellow Republicans/Democrats/Independents. Of course any more you have to be pretty rich to run for any public office.
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    NO, absolutely not, would not run if asked....but would if told by the monied PAC organizations!icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    My partner hold a (appointed) public office.

    He believes in what he does, and did choose that line of work to serve the nation.

    I think his idealism make a (small) difference, and I support him fiercely, because good guys usually get crunched by the system and power hungry officials.

    I think he is stupid/naive/blind to invest so much energy and work in trying to do the right thing for the benefit of nation/society, but I admire him anyway.
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    someguy saidI've thought about it but I have too many naked pics out there now. Ha ha.

    Seriously though, I've thought about it but doubt I actually work. Maybe on a local level.


    hahah... I FEEL your pain!
    If only I had thought of that from the beginning!
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    not after all the shit i've posted on this message board.
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    Somebody's shit maybe another's...well, fertilizer.
    I don't have a fetish, BTW. icon_redface.gif