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Txwalt

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Is it really a good thing that a presidiential candidate have experience? This Question was posed to Obama in some shape or form many times. Almost all of our founders had no experience in politics. This should be "the" criteria in politics. Not experience.

Be objective you conservatives. I'm not endorsing anyone. I would like to see somone that is like my friends to win the presidency. Not a career politician.

Walt
 

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I agree. I don't like entrenched politicians. Take Pelosi. Look at her biography. She, like many more, are from families who have served the public for generations. Problem I see with this is that they have served themselves and not the people. I guess I have a different opinion of what serving the country is all about. (if you haven't caught on Walt, I don't like Pelosi. To me she is the posterchild of what's wrong with California)
 

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Let's see if this thread gets locked. My opinion:

Once you are elected to a city/county job, you serve one term and can never run again in the city or county.

Once you have a state job, you serve one term and can never run for another state office.

Once you have a federal job, you serve one term and can never run for another federal office.

Also - no elected offical can ever be a member of any lobby.

You can be county commissioner, governer, president.

Not as we have now. House member, senator, president, lobbist.

And my final thought. If you are an elected official and intend to run for another office, you must first RESIGN THE ONE YOU HAVE.
 

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I want an experienced person running this country. Not political experience but real experience. My preferred presidential candidate should have plenty of business experience, met a payroll, paid business taxes, managed people, motivated people to be productive, made a profit, shopped for higher quality at a lower cost, fired lawyers etc..

Other preferences would be military experience in a leadership role, combat experience a +. Experience or knowledge of agriculture and wildlife is also a +.
 

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HOSS":rsybkjil said:
I want an experienced person running this country. Not political experience but real experience. My preferred presidential candidate should have plenty of business experience, met a payroll, paid business taxes, managed people, motivated people to be productive, made a profit, shopped for higher quality at a lower cost, fired lawyers etc..

Other preferences would be military experience in a leadership role, combat experience a +. Experience or knowledge of agriculture and wildlife is also a +.

He didn't make it past the primary.
 

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Here are my qualifications for the perfect president:

1. Must speak well and be able to give rousing, mesmerizing speeches with little or no actual content.

2. Must have been trained and mentored by socialists and domestic terrorists.

3. Must belong to a racist church.

4. Constitutional eligibility to become president is preferred, but not necessary.

5. Must be willing to appoint tax cheats to the Treasury Department. No one is better at catching a thief than another thief.

6. Must be willing to release classified CIA documents that reveal our methods of dealing with terrorism, and then be able to convince us we are safer because of it.

7. Must believe that the most sure-fire way to get out of debt is to spend money like a drunken sailor.

8. Must be treated like a rock star in the media and by millions of adoring minions, most of whom couldn't pick out the United States on a world map.

9. Must be willing to travel to all 57 states.

10. Must be willing to tell the rest of the world that the United States has been the source of all the world's problems for many years, but we will try to do better in the future.

11. Must have six-pack abs. Absolutely no compromise on this one.

Just think what a wonderful world this would be if someone like this would come along. Why, I'm getting a tingley feeling just thinking about it.
 

Jogeephus

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Van, you sure would make Nancy happy! :banana:

backhoeboogie":1ce22u8q said:
lavacarancher":1ce22u8q said:
Couldn't agree more. Jogee for President!!!!!!

I'll second that motion if Caustic aint gonna run.

Sorry I couldn't do it. I'm afraid skeletons in the closet would kill my chance. You see, I cancelled my services with the Internal Revenue Service a few years a go and have since been taking my crayons and writing "I'm a nice person" on my tax return and not paying a dime. Oh, I'm sorry. My bad. This DOES qualify me for a politcal job don't it. :banana:
 

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VanC said:
Here are my qualifications for the perfect president:

Van I don't think you can find anybody in the United States that could meet all the qualifications you listed.

WAIT A MINUTE.
I think I just thought of somebody. But would the American people vote for this type of person?
Nah. Never happen.
 

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A mayor in Canada who is 80 yo and has won every election for over thirty years, operates her city with something like $700,000,000 in reserves and has low taxes.

Could we clone her for us? :cboy:
 
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