Should I Run For Local Office?

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    I'm hearing this more and more. My friends and people I know all seem to bring up this, "you should run for mayor" stuff. Like everyone is talking about me when I'm not around and they've all come to the conclusion that I'd make a good town Mayor. But my close friends go one step further and say start with town Mayor and then move on to state representative, Senator, Congressman.... you get the idea. I guess when I talk politics I'm quite compelling in getting my position across.

    So I ask the people here that have known me for quite awhile... "do you think I should run for local office?"

    If you think not, please try and say so in a decent manner.
     
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    How liberal is your area? I'm not so sure that the public would be as accommodating of your "alternative sexual lifestyle" as we are here, pole rider.
     
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    Would someone please ban this mother fucking idiot from the thread?
     
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    while our politics appear to be polar opposites, i encourage you to go out there and inflict yourself on the public :razz:
    let them evaluate what you have to offer; and with 50% plus one of those voting, you can prevail
    be prepared to lose going in but plan to win. if you have no political network, because you have not been politically active to date, recognize that may be a disadvantage ... especially in larger communities
    and please be a statesman and not a politician. have a reason why you want a position of authority and what you intend to do with it ... and that this is not just a pursuit for power and prestige (if being a politician can actually be called prestigious)
    good luck in your efforts! - offered WITHOUT sarcasm (which, for me, is quite rare)
     
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    No, you are very set in your conservative beliefs and very unlikely to compromise them. Your chances of winning are somewhere between none and well none.

    That is not to say that I do not think you would make a fine mayor, but you can't do that if you can't win an election.

    Immie
     
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    i would say no to mayor...why not start small...town council...you have to be tactful to be a leader of any community i do not see that in you....and how would your participation in a motorcyle club be seen by the locals?

    plus if someone really wanted the job and could use the posts you have made they would really nail you....i would be careful going public....unless this is a very small town where all the locals already know you were in a motor club etc.

    and how much do you want to do it? i am not a taxpayer in a town...i live in the county....i see the abuse of power and the corruption that begins at the local level.

    do you have the money or funds to support a viable campaign? this stuff costs money? how big is the area you wish to conquer?
     
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    Panties a bit too tight? :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Thank you for your reasonable response. The town I live in here is pretty small, but my relatives have been in this area since before there were even roads connecting the towns, so people know who I am. Mayor doesn't seem to be a position many people want. It really doesn't pay anything and can be just a head ache. But I see things in this town I think I could change, for the better. The Mayors we've had in the past weren't anything special. A bar owner, a gas station owner, an old man that died while Mayor.... and so on. I think if someone got the job and actually DID something, the town would benefit. I think I'd like to take a crack at it, and I'd bet I could get elected.
     
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    how would running do with the family...my husband was simply a little league coach and it was crazy....i couldnt imagine being the one every damn taxpayer in bum fuck egypt gets to call and complain too.....you dont strike me as having the patience or tact for the coninual whining....piss and moaning that would go on...
     
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    Believe it or not, I have far more tact and patience in real life than I display here. This is pure entertainment for me. I take what I do in my real life quite seriously.
     

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