Mark4Prez: My (Possibly) Last Word(s)

OK, so (as I’ve said in previous posts) I’m at the ripe old age to meet the Constitutional requirements to be President of the United States.

Amazing! 😀

Furthermore, I think I would make a reasonably good President.

(Frankly, I think I could be the President the country needs at this time.) 😯

In light of all of the above, I have generously offered my name as one to use for write-in votes.

But you should know this:

  1. If drafted, I will not run.
  2. If voted for, I will be grateful.
  3. If elected, I will resign.

So there you are.

Any questions?

Perhaps in a future post I can elaborate a little on why. For now, suffice it to say that my Christian convictions and heavenly citizenship/ambassadorship overrule the option of my serving the United States in the capacity of President.

Why You’d Like Me…

…for President of the United States of America.

Now that the main stream parties have settled on Obama and McCain, I should tell you a few more reasons why you should want me for President. 😀

I’m not a politician neither do I belong to any political party. I am a true independent who is not in anybody’s pocket. I have no “handlers” and will hire none nor will accept the services of any. I am not driven by polls or focus groups.

I believe leaders should lead by example and live by the law.

I believe leaders should be available to the people. To that end, I think a President should aim to…

  • Take time for the children, reading or telling a story to be Webcast on the White House web site once or twice a week.
  • Communicate weekly via radio, TV, chat, and/or blogs.
  • Do a live town hall meeting once a month, each time in a different state in Union.

I have no skeletons in my closet.

I don’t believe in trying to boost myself by trying to take someone else down.

I do my best to promote only that which is good.

I think a President should not tolerate anything less than a morally safe work environment in the White House.

I am unbendingly veto-disposed against earmarks, pork, and riders. If I were President, I would veto a bill before compromising my principles to sign it.

Known lobbyists have no business entering the White House unless they are clearly representing the people’s interests.

Individuals, organizations, and nations must live well within their means.

If the Constitution stipulates it, that’s it.

Oh, and I have no use for speech writers and teleprompters. I compose my own talks and speak from printed (and once in a while, hand-written) notes. And, yes, I think I have been gifted as a public speaker (I just need to work at developing better tonal quality).

So there you are. If you’re a Democrat who can’t vote for Obama or a Republican who can’t vote for McCain or an Independent who’s stuck up a tree without a paddle, you could opt to write in my name on your ballot. 😆

Above all, love God!
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