Political Office

United States
July 12, 2009 8:37pm CST
Recently the US had a national election, electing members in congress and a President. If you were going to run for political office which one would you choose to run for and why and what party would you run in. What would you do to convince voters that you were a better choice than your opponent to get elected.
1 response
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Jul 09
I am in fact exploring a run for office. But it will be for state represenative. I feel this is where we need to begin attacking the problems we have. WE place far too much focus on national elections and the federal government, when state government is far more imediate and directly effecting our lives. There is a lot of power in state government and we need people in it who stand up for their state. I don't plan on running with either the republican or democratic parties, probably will run as an independant, maybe as a libertarian, haven't decided yet. I am going to run on a platform of GENUINE change. Change from the same yo yo game we have been playing by electing democrats and republicans, who really aren't very different from each other. I am going to run on a platform of standing up for state's rights.....a "New Hampshire first" platform. Too many in our state government have sold their souls to DC, sold our state out to national interests and enslaved us financialy to the federal government. Our founders developed a minimal subserviant federal government for very good reasons. I will always fight in our state legislature to maintain that. I will never accept interference from out of state or national interests. I want to fully develop our state's resources and make us less dependent on the money that Washington bribes and black mails our state with, money that is OURS to begin with. I will always oppose a state income tax or a state sales tax, I think the lack of these things has made us unique in this part of the country and has atracted shoppers over the state line, providing a thriving source of business. I will run in oposition to opressing and suffocating laws. We already have more laws than any reasonble human being can live by in a reasonble manner. We do not need a law for every occasion. There is far too much to put in a forum post, so I will juststop there for now, but if I do in fact go through with this run, I will post a great deal more on it next year.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I think there can be free thinkers within the parties, but none of them are willing to be one. You're more likely to find that among voters but not the politicians.