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Given the opportunity, would you run for President? Why or Why not?

  1. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    Given the opportunity, would you run for President?  Why or Why not?

  2. moncrieff profile image77
    moncrieffposted 7 years ago

    Yes, of course. I would like to bring the best out of the country and change foreign policies and also change a lot of things.

  3. Pensive Pages profile image72
    Pensive Pagesposted 7 years ago

    I suppose everyone would like to think they have the answers this country needs. Whether or not someone would run for president probably depends more on thier self-pride rather than thier true ability to solve the country's problems.
    I personally think I would make a horrible president, and that anyone who thinks they'd make a good one should consider. It would probably be a lot more fun running for president than it would actually being president... but still, I think I'll leave it to the pros.

  4. Right On Time profile image60
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Totally liking Pensive Pages' answer - being a President is hard work!

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    since i'm canadian obviously i wouldn't but i would run for Prime Minister of Canada.

  6. profile image45
    youngjuciepinkposted 7 years ago

    i will beacause i feel i can change the world

  7. cloudy_cool profile image76
    cloudy_coolposted 7 years ago

    Nope! Because I'm not qualified enough at the moment.
    The thought of being a President is exciting because we have an image of that level of authority that you can do anything, change any policy, be in the media, get the best life etc. etc...but in reality, we all know that its a very demanding responsibility that only the very best should take - like all the Presidents around the World!
    Meanwhile, I'm happy to read the newspaper and appreciate/criticize the Leaders of today while sipping my favorite cup of coffee!!!

  8. QFlaire profile image57
    QFlaireposted 7 years ago

    I would not run for presidency. I like my private life. Although it would be awesome to make changes to the laws and other things, the initial process is crazy. I would hate my friends and family making money off of my memories and pitfalls.

  9. cheapsk8chick profile image54
    cheapsk8chickposted 7 years ago

    I would not, because I, indeed, inhaled smile

  10. ChilliWilly profile image60
    ChilliWillyposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't take this opportunity, this is too risky. So much presure so much stress, so much problem's to deal with.

  11. shynsly profile image56
    shynslyposted 7 years ago

    Most likely not, unless we finally reach a point where the two primary political theories in the U.S. actually become so divisive that it literally splits us as a nation (Civil War II?)... then I would happily run in one of the two new nations (take a guess which one).

  12. darrenhooper profile image58
    darrenhooperposted 7 years ago

    No. Being the President of the U.S.A. or any country for that matter strips a person off their human qualities. There are to many games that have to be played in order to accomplish goals. Most of those games are soulless ways for people to obtain more money and power. I wish the President could be like the President on the first season of the TV show 24. If that could happen maybe I would consider it.

  13. DougLaLonde profile image60
    DougLaLondeposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't care to be "president" simply because I don't think the president, (at least the US president), has much to do with policy. I think you'll find the person who has most to do with policy/s is the person/s who has the most money.  Sad, but true, imho...

  14. Myra Tylor profile image55
    Myra Tylorposted 7 years ago

    Frankly speaking, i will not run for the president, I am a person who love peaceful and free life. The most enjoyable thing for me is stay together with my family.i can not bear that many reporters are chasing after me and ake a lot of my personal questions from me.

  15. Anthea Carson profile image61
    Anthea Carsonposted 7 years ago

    No way would I run! No matter what you do you get blamed for the economy, which I doubt you have all that much control over even if you are president. Who needs the headache? Must be someone who either really wants to serve, or has a gigantic ego, or is corrupt who would want that job, not ordinary people.

  16. Rastamermaid profile image74
    Rastamermaidposted 7 years ago

    No way,Hosea!

    It's doesn't pay enough,all the scrutiny,ridicule,and headache it isn't worth it.

    Pro athletes,pop stars and some CEO's make way more than the president and do not have half the headache.

    It's not a job for the faint at heart or the thin skinned.

  17. profile image46
    garystuffposted 7 years ago

    Anyone who would seriously want that level of responsibility is either stark raving mad, a true altruistic genius (no such thing), or they are just plain money/power mad.  I've noticed that ex presidents tend to continue to use their status to make money after they have left office, so...

  18. profile image50
    HisGirl96posted 7 years ago

    No.  I personally could not handle the constant scrutiny.

  19. profile image0
    StonePostposted 7 years ago

    I would not run for president because of all the evil doings your competition is going to do to destroy your reputation and credibility with the public and even your family! No thanks- I like my life just the way it is- except that winning power ball ticket...

  20. edwardputman profile image57
    edwardputmanposted 7 years ago

    No one should "run" for president. A candidate who feels qualified should submit his/her resume to the state electors, interview for the job at the electoral college of each state, and wait for the state electors to cast their ballots - just like the constitution decrees.

  21. jeff_ibarra profile image49
    jeff_ibarraposted 7 years ago

    No . .since the role of a president is a huge. Its not easy to handle a nation since you are capable in doing acts that well progressive the status of a nation as well as the welfare of his/her nation

  22. Birth Control profile image54
    Birth Controlposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely NOT! I hate politics big_smile and being a president is pretty hard by the way wink

  23. acejillian profile image58
    acejillianposted 7 years ago

    No, because I'm not passionate about politics, policies, public speaking...etc. I think anyone running for president should know exactly what they're in for and want to do it anyway. I believe the inevitable stress of so many people on your shoulders WILL change you, and if you think you're qualified and stable enough to do so, I say go for it, because I'm not going to!

  24. emmasmart profile image56
    emmasmartposted 7 years ago

    BECAUSE I BELIEVE I CAN CHANGE MY COUNTRY FOR THE BEST.

  25. Silver Poet profile image70
    Silver Poetposted 7 years ago

    I would rather be a senator.  It's a helpful role but with fewer responsibilities.

  26. B. Matter profile image57
    B. Matterposted 7 years ago

    No.  I don't want to age 10 years in a few years. Plus, I wouldn't want the scrutiny and having to bide my tongue when the media starts bashing me.  Running this country is an unbelievable responsibilty.  I'm afraid I'm not up to it.

  27. shahadat73 profile image34
    shahadat73posted 7 years ago

    No nono nononon ooooo.... not at alll.
    Then I wont have time to hubpages

  28. tysanders profile image59
    tysandersposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't. I don't trust politics or politicians.

  29. THE DIVINE YOU. profile image56
    THE DIVINE YOU.posted 7 years ago

    Why not.... Not just the opportunity, but a little assurance of victory,.....

  30. whoisbid profile image74
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    Hell no! I would not want that kind of responsibility. I have a conscience and I know that it is going to have a massive problem if I had that power.

 
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