Anyone feel like running for an official office?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by foshizzle, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    We've got a pretty good potential door-to-door campaign staff here. I'm going to read up more on the laws, but I think, that with enough signatures, you could get your name on the ballot... if you wanted. By "you", I mean anyone here. I'm thinking about making an attempt just so I can tell people "I tried".

    Has anyone looked into this? Anyone done it? Gun laws boil down to common sense type stuff. I think a lot of people on here would do well in public office. If it's dumb, vote against it. It it makes sense, go for it.

    I don't think it's far-fetched. I'm tired of writing letters. Let's put somebody in office. Why not? Might as well try.

    What are they going to do... not let us carry at Chili's?
     
  2. slabertooch

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    I am considering running for a local office, I have looked into it, but I moved recently to a new county, so I have to wait to meet residency requirements
     

  3. lsu_nonleg

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    I'm too black and white to get elected. I'd rather just be the puppet master pulling the strings of some charismatic man with good hair.
     
  4. ICP_Juggalo

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    oh! oh! I do! I do....

    Except that my reps are Bearden and Hamrick and I dont think we are ready to boot them from office yet...
     
  5. Mike from Philly

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    I have and someday will.

    So you know, you don't need signatures to run. All you need is to pay the qualification fee. I think its 10% of the pay of the office you are running for.

    You are right. The folks who make up GPO and GCO would help a candidate very well with money and time.

    It is a big committment so you should think about if you really want to win and do the job. Don't let the money dissuade you, we can help you overcome that hurdle.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    As soon as I open my mouth, I would have a solid 1.5% to 3% of the vote in my favor! :D

    Of course, that means that 97% to 98.5% would vote against me . . . :cry:

    The Republicans learned their lesson when Barry Goldwater lost in a landslide after uttering the words that Rammstein uses in his signature.

    You should read the whole speech sometime. It has some great lines. Paraphrasing, it says, "But some would object that I am not serving the interests of my constituents, and I would respond, 'But, sir, I thought liberty was in the interests of my constituents.'"

    Yeah, voters do not like that.
     
  7. rajl

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    I thought the reason Barry Goldwater lost was because of LBJ's "Daisy" advertisement on TV, portraying the election of Barry Goldwater as the cause of nuclear war. But then, that whole thing happened decades before I was born.
     
  8. Doc Holliday

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    Goldwater was very conservative. His famous speech in which he said "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." paved the way for LBJ to paint him as a war hawk just itching to nuke somebody. On the other hand LBJ was trying to paint himself as a peace candiate with statements such as "Why would I want to send American boys halfway across the world to do an Asian boy's job." in reference to the brewing crisis in Vietnam. Many Americans were caught up in LBJ's huge promises, i.e. "The Great Society"(Which btw we are still paying for in more ways then one.) Goldwater was about 16 years to early....the true Conservative Revolution occurred with Reagan in '80, who by the way made a big name for himself working for Goldwater's campaign.

    Some of you may want to argue and say that Nixon was a conservative but go back and look at his policies, especially foreign policy and you will see that he is a moderate. All in all though Goldwater is the father of the modern conservative movement.....one that has gone by the wayside I am afraid. Compassionate conservative my ass, George.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

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    Moderate? :? He was a big goverment, socialist-style liberal, the likes of which this country had never seen. He surpassed even FDR in implementing socialist policies (although Nixon did not have as many soviet agents actively working in his administration).

    Price controls and wage controls?

    Ever check out how many alphabet soup agencies were created during his administration (hint, it was more than during FDR's, heck it was more than any president before or after)?
     
  10. glockgirl

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    I would but working at UGA we are not allowed to hold a public office or some crap like that.
     
  11. Macktee

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    I believe one comment that caused problems for Goldwater was something he said about how to end the Viet Nam war. He suggested bombing them "back to the stone age". I thought it made sense until I found out most of Viet Nam was still in the stone age...

    As for the original point of this thread, someone running for office, I've suggested before we put up a candidate for Probate Judge, preferably of Fulton County.

    If nothing else, we should scare the crap out of Pinkie and maybe even get her to start doing her job according to the law!
     
  12. Taler

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    Hi Macktee,

    I read a post-election interview of Goldwater that was published in Playboy.

    When asked what he would do to hasten the end of the war, Goldwater said he would bomb the north. The interviewer observed that we were already bombing the north. Goldwater's response was something along the lines of, "I'd bomb a 100 mile swath into swamp."

    He sort of redefined what "bombing" would be.
     
  13. Rammstein

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    I nominate my dog Coco. It is obvious you don't need to know anything about the law or be able to read, so I think Coco would be a perfect fit.

    She can be bribed with pigs ears too.
     
  14. Tinkerhell

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    :rotfl:

    I'd vote for her. She couldn't do much worse than some of the people in power now.
     
  15. glockgirl

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    Well Ramm, could we ask Coco's press secretary for a statement on her opinion on 2nd amendment rights and gun control?
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

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    Yeah, it definitely depends on her views on gun control.
     
  17. Rammstein

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    Her official statement is that she loves guns, but hates the loud sound. Suppressors for everyone!

    As probate judge she would have a one hour permit process. If your permit takes more than an hour, it is on us.

    The only gun control she is familiar with is hitting her target.

    Here she is meeting with one of her potential constituents...(my dad)
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  18. glockgirl

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    that's sooo cute! somehow with a name like coco I was picturing a big chocolate lab... that is what vet med does to you.