Can you persuade me to be interested in the person you like for President in 2016?
I am an Independent and would like to know who you are watching and think would make a good candidate for President in 2016 and why. I haven't decided on anyone yet so I am hoping you will persuade me to be interested in your possible candidate. I challenge you to get my interest writers.
I haven't made up my mind yet, and I'm more interested in leadership than politics. But an interesting idea struck me a month ago: How about Hilary Rodham Clinton? As former Secretary of State and former active First Lady, she is arguably the most experienced person available.
I was not a Hilary Clinton fan before her excellent work as Secretary of State. But I think she has grown, and she has grown on me. I'd like to see another 4 (or 8) years of a democratic Presidency. I don't think the Tea Party has genuine leadership with integrity. And she's run before and she knows how to win a campaign. If you want to learn more about Hilary Clinton, read my hub, Women in Leadership: The Four Types of Leaders.
And, by the way, I think Obama should move down to VP. He needs more experience. He'd make an excellent, seasoned President in 2024 after 16 years in the White House.
Not a fan of Hilary don't know of anything significant she did. She did not take responsibility of Benghazi and blamed it all on the Assistant Secretary. She is not honorable - I worked for the gov for 30 years, believe me when I say she knew,
I can't disagree, but I can't find anyone else. Might she be the least of all evils?
Maybe I should be looking at successful state governors. I think maybe governor should be a prerequisite to President.
Governors are a good idea, Zipper. There were several good Democratic governors n the 2008 primaires. By the way, do you think it's interesting that no one else has suggested a specific candidate who might actually run?
Funny you should ask. Here's a copy of my recent tate to tate with a fellow Facebooker that should sum it up for you. ( I think they de-friended me )
His intro:Today's baby Americans are born with $50,000+ in debt as their share of the deficit. Is it moral for one generation to vote for spending that a future generation must pay for?
My answer: Hell no, but who's the blame. Well, we voted for all the sh** from these 'dicks' ....imagine that....then we blame them .... and then vote for more .....and keep blaming them .....now tell me who's insane ?
My other answer.....then tell me you don't know the answer !
My other answer : Here's a clue: what party was never in the white house, or almost was in if it wasn't for the dick of all dicks, LBJ?
My other answer....we have a couple more years to make that decision again.
my other answer.....take as much time as you need.
They never answered back, nobody has answered as of yet. Maybe somebody here will, but I doubt it.
Here's another clue: It begins with the letter 'L' !
Now go ahead and laugh and scrutinize and vote easy for another dick of the regular party, and we will find ourselves in this same situation again!
Beam me back up, Scotty !
......or you can just delete this like it never happened.
I heard a rumor some time back that the next election was determined near 100 years ago by some Brits, Scandinavians, and those who read the Brothers Grimm offering their prophetic prose and poem. Something about cards, the hands dealt, and time.
Scotty's is having problems in the engine room Spock will beam you back.
I think Martin Sheen might be a good president, he already has 7 years experience on West Wing. What do you think?
I say give me someone who represents the needs and values of the true American way and supports our Democracy and includes the people in decisions of laws passed and grows our economic structure soundly, then I will say that is a candidate I might try to persuade you to be interested in. I truly am wondering where this person of integrity and standing for the people is going to come from.
Give some thought to who you want to be in congress as well seeing how we the people are supposed to be the government.Not a figurehead that we think of as a savior.
Sorry you couldn't help me out. I know how you feel but I think there is one out there and I won't quit until I find that person.
LadyBlueWriter - might that person just happen to be you?
SidKemp Thank you for your vote of confidence I will start campaigning tomorrow lol.........
I think it's a bit early to start thinking about who the next president should be. It's only the 2nd quarter of 2013, after all. Let's let the current guy govern as best he can, and worry about the 2016 election in 2016, I say.
To me, it's much more interesting to think about who's going to be elected to the House and Senate in 2014, as that will play a large role in what policies the President will or won't get to put in place for the last two years of his term.
I respectfully disagree. I think all citizens of the US benefit if we start letting politicians know about the qualities, principles, platforms, and people we want to see as President. Developing Presidential ability takes decades, let's plan ahead.
It is never too early if you find someone you really want and know they can be a possible candidate. They new our support to get to the primaries.
No! The biggest problem we have in politics is letting others persuade us! We should all do our own research and maybe we could get a government that really is “we the people”!
Hi Zipper. I cannot persuade myself to be interested in any candidate. I voted for Mitt, but I don't think he will run again. Somebody mentioned Hillary. I heard she's a lock, health permitting. If she runs, I just might vote for her. We could do worse and usually do. BTW I read your poem to your grand daughter and it is very good. I left you a comment.
Yes I can persuade you with a very simple answer. Don't reelect anyone and don't vote for anyone you've heard of.
Although I don't have the right to vote for the president of your country but I'd like to share some suggestions. First don't let image cheat you. A candidate always cunningly tries to make a positive image about himself but that's only cosmetics, so don't let it drive your choice. Second, really judge a candidate by his/her programs he will implement if he/she is elected and a commitment to sign a political agreement that he/she is willing to resign if he/she fails to perform during his service is a big added value. Third, a person runs for a president very likely has political backgrounds and honest politicians are only few to find, so be very selective and careful in using your right to vote since voters are morally responsible if they give their votes to a wrong candidate. I myself would consider not to use my right to vote if there were no candidate whom I were confident to vote.
Would not even try.
Who the hell knows who will be running in 2016?
If we decide on a person we feel strongly about we can help them get to the primaries with financial support and by getting the word out to everyone we know about the person we support. That is why I need to find out early who I want to support.
You may wish to consider Governor Susana Martinez (R) of New Mexico, who addressed New Mexico's $450 million shortfall successfully by
1) balancing the budget within her first year of office, by
2) increasing the size of the state’s reserve fund, which had been depleted during the tenure of former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson, from 4.9 percent to 13.5 percent.
Martinez also signed compromise legislation on unemployment benefits aimed at saving New Mexico businesses more than $81 million on premiums last year while keeping the unemployment fund intact. These are only two of her accomplishments, but she has achieved many. She is a former democrat who has the ability to work with a Democratically controlled congress.
If you wish to know more about her accomplishments and family history, I've written a hub about her published on (May 2, 2013).
Thank you, this is the kind of info I am looking for.
You bet, Zipper. Here is a link you can copy & paste. It's from a NM publication, if you are interested. It's strange that no one else gave you any names, except Hilary....
http://www.nmindepth.com/2013/01/05/mar … omplishmen
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