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Why would anyone want to be President?
Regardless of which party you are on the other side is going to devote their entire existence to tearing you down and trying to make you out to be the second coming of Hitler himself, you have to deal with problems that have no good answer and no matter what you choose you're going to have half the country calling you an idiot for it, and it's clear by how quickly they age that its probably the most stressful job on the planet.
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Paluka
LSU Fan
One State Over
Member since Dec 2010
7052 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
One of my colleagues believes that the people who want to be POTUS are good people who want to help. I believe at one point in our history this was true.

Currently (and in recent history) I say it's all about power and influence. Nothing more and nothing less.



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Tiguar
South Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Mar 2012
18501 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
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trackfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
19691 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
Narcissism. Also, unless you have Ross Perot's kind of money, you have to suck to people you absolutely despise. The fact that you have raise a billion dollars means that you're left with people with some serious character flaws.


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jcole4lsu
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Member since Nov 2007
28522 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
well there is something to be said for being the most powerful person in the world


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Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
24248 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
They want a spot in the underground cities.


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SundayFunday
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Member since Sep 2011
7273 posts
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
A few people actually want to make a difference for the better.

Sadly those are the people left out of most ballots come election time.


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Hugo Stiglitz
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Germany
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
Power.


There are Cartel drug lords that live very low profile lifestyles. When asked why they do what they do if they didn't what the lavish lifestyle, their reply was simply, "power".
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Porky
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Member since Aug 2008
16563 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
quote:

it's clear by how quickly they age that its probably the most stressful job on the planet.

I'm convinced the stressors that lead to that type of aging emanate from things taking place behind the scenes that most people are unaware.


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Zach
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Member since May 2005
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
Actually, I could withstand the anal exam of the opposition. I've lived the most innocent boring life one can live. My idea of going wild is having a 5 shot espresso instead of my usual quad.


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TxTiger82
Wisconsin Fan
Member since Sep 2004
27744 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
I think most politicians get into it because they want to make a difference.


Zach
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Member since May 2005
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
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I think most politicians get into it because they want to make a difference.

Yeah, right. Why don't you just say "they want to serve the public."


TxTiger82
Wisconsin Fan
Member since Sep 2004
27744 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
I said that's why they got into politics. I didn't say they remained that way once they were in politics for a while.

You are one jaded guy, Zach.


SpartyGator
Washington Fan
Texas
Member since Oct 2011
42198 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
Money and Power.


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Zach
LSU Fan
Member since May 2005
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
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You are one jaded guy, Zach.

Zach prefers to call himself 'misanthropic', 'stultifying' or 'cynical.' Zach does not like Jade. Zach does not wear jewelry.


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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
31803 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
I think I would like to be president if for only to fix the massive problems that no one in our current government seems to have the power or desire to fix.


DanTiger
LSU Fan
Somewhere in Luziana
Member since Sep 2004
9480 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
The personality type required to inspire a person to run for president is the exact personality type that should not be in that office.


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Queen
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383 miles from Death Valley
Member since Nov 2009
2844 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
I have this idea that if someone is serious, they will pledge to run for one term and not worry about re-election. But once they get in they always want to maintain the poshy lifestyle of being exempt from all the laws they pass.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Trabuco Canyon, CA
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Why would anyone want to be President?
They want to help people.


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a want
LSU Fan
North America
Member since Oct 2010
17236 posts

re: Why would anyone want to be President?
I'd rather eat a dog turd.


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