Words of advice to those aspiring
The president is the president. Be disrespectful respectfully. Especially to the incumbent
Sometimes its who you know
, and sometimes it's who knows you
Don't forget your Friends back home
Inevitably, you will not be what people wish for
, unless of course you're talking about mom and Pop
Remember, a perfect Democracy
is a nation without heroes; it will work just as well with Bob as with Jim. But this is not a perfect democracy.
Remember, when true evil strikes
, people will turn to you, even if they don't like you. Those who don't are traitors. (But don't treat them as such, Remember, this is how Democracy
Remember, we are a Republic
. You are an unknown quantity until you are dead. You can do anything that is humanly possible. You are the 800 pound gorilla, if elected.
Please understand that elections turn on turnout
Make generous concessions
when you can, and when it cannot be afforded, apologise gracefully.
Yes, you can get into office the dirty way
, but reserve such tricks for when you are running against the anti-christ
should remind you that people will get sick of you if you are too visible.
If you must lie, don't lie about your actions, lie about the effects of your actions. It's better to be wrong than a liar.
You are running for a position you may not like. When the dispute seems to be between the people and the government, it is easy to have such aspirations, but can you be the President when it is not the government
which appears to be the nation
s greatest peril
An election can be won by a party, or it can be won by a person. Any person who wins an election has survived a trial by fire. Any party who wins an election has saved a man from such. (And it wants to be repaid.)
Your attempts to attain this office will likely tilt on one decision. You will not know which decision this was until afterwards. There are no trivial decisions
Some people will make of this a dirty game. And they will villify not only you, but your wife, your children, your family, and your pets.
If you get started after you're 35, you've probably started too late, but don't give up. The smallest hat can tilt the greatest giant.
Finally, should you attain the seal, remember, regardless of the margin of victory, legitimacy is earned through action, only through the office itself can you earn the true mandate of the people.