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Doesn't anyone running for office have any ideas?

Asked by Poser (7808points) September 8th, 2007

I was just browsing the myspace page of one of the candidates for state senate in my district, and he didn’t present a single idea on his whole page. He had lots of complaints about the state of affairs in America, but he didn’t offer a single idea about how to fix things, only generalized statements such as “I’ll watch out for the hard working American,” and “The rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer,” and other such vague nonsense.

I notice the same sort of thing in the Presidential race. Lots and lots of people seem to have great ideas about what’s wrong, but no one is offering innovative ideas—real details—about what they plan to do to fix it.

It really seems that it’s all about getting elected. I’m reminded of student council elections in high school.

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SquirrelEStuff's avatar

google Ron Paul. Go to youtube and watch his videos. Or go to www.
I was never into politics until i heard this man talk. He is very consistent and really does practice everything he preaches and speaks the truth.

aidje's avatar

+1 for Ron Paul

SmartAZ's avatar

A candidate for office does not represent himself and he must be careful to avoid saying things that seem to reject the opinions of his potential supporters. That is why all candidates seem like liars: they can’t afford to be hard-line about anything until they find out what their constituents want them to be hard-line about. This is often explained in flippant expressions such as “See which way the parade is going and get in front of it,” or “There is not much difference between one despot three thousand miles away and three thousand despots one mile away.”

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