Why Would Anyone WANT to be President?

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    Why would anyone want to seek that office? To put yourself under a constant microscope and scrutiny? To put your family in the spotlight 24/7? To not be able to have a down moment to relax or whatever? I guess i am someone who would not like fame at all. I would rather just live in a tent on the beach or something. I really don't get the people who strive to do this.
     
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    In Obama's case - I am sure it's a ego thing. All about "me" "me" "me" !!!

    It's obvious he doesn't give a shit about us.
     
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    Tocqueville: Book I Chapter 13
     
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    Think of Mitt and Newt while reading this passage from 180 years ago:

    Tocqueville: Book I Chapter 13

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Yeah, but you get to play basketball with Secret Service agents who will let you win.
     
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    Apparently, for the free golf, cushy 5-star vacations and junkets around the world.
     
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    It looks good on a resume.
     
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    I have a buddy who had a foriegn student live with him and they were college roommates.

    The foreign student's father is a chinese billionaire. He (the father) is constantly surrounded by dozens of security, the gov't forces him to make certain capitalistic ventures so that chinese properties don't end up in foreign hands, and it's all arranged marriages.

    I told my buddy I'd rather be a "broke" american than be that super uber rich with all that spotlight. The chinese son to the billionaire is always fleeing the country, because in a couple years at age 26 the gov't forces all the businesses into his name and he can essentially never leave the country again and will soon be forced to marry his wife that he's never met.


    That was a bit of a side tangent lol, but i imagine the rich chinese guy's life is similar to that of the president's life. I dunno how that can be enjoyable.
     
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    We brought this on ourselves. Every candidate is now expected to piss on 68 different litmus papers. And if the acid test does not turn bright blue (or pink for Democrats :tongue:) for each and every one of those matters, that candidate is rejected as not being "conservative" (or "progressive") enough.

    Therefore, it follows that the man or woman with the least amount of experience will have the advantage. All he or she has to do is make lovely promises and say the right words the People want to hear. I promise not to (bleep) in your mouth!

    The man with experience is at a gross disadvantage because he has a record. He is not safe from his past. His piss will turn the litmus paper neon yellow in some cases. And any claims he makes to have seen the light and changed his ways results in a "flip-flopper" label.

    The experienced man is doomed. We want imbeciles who talk pretty at the controls of the most important ship of state in world history.

    That's how we get a George Bush or a Barack Obama as our leader.
     
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