Originally posted by NGC2736
Annie - may I refrain from calling you Madam President till the votes are counted?
Call me whatever you wish - whenever. I am what I am regardless of when or how titled.
I think you mistook my comment on cheap words. I spoke in the manner that at this point, all words are cheap until backed by firm commitment.
At this point, your generic approach, lacking firm resolve and pledges on specific issues means that I will withhold judgment as I wait to see if you
are a diamond or zirconium.
Well, I am sure you can understand that I have not chosen to campaign within the ATS forum; I have a website that I am working on in order to detail
things; which will both demonstrate firm resolve as well as detail what I believe and upon what principles I stand.
Deciding so early in the race would be a failure in evaluating all the candidates.
No one is asking you to decide. But what kind of candidate doesn't take any viable opportunity to interject an unadorned 'Vote for me, (insert
This is a common practice in America that I call the Celeb Factor. Too many decide on 'their' pick without really knowing where that person
stands on the issues, and then when they find out, they try to rationalize away the defects because they don't want to appear foolish.
No doubt. With the ambivalence and non-decisive sorts of things we are given during the race, what can we do? No one says, REALLY, what they stand
for or such....by the time it gets to that point, all their stances are determined, in full, by who/which special interest/lobbyists to which they are
in debt for their overinflated campaigning trail.
But I am not seeking office.
I am. I simply answered your call to action....not because you called...my decision had already been made. It just so happens that your post popped
up the next day or so.
The primary problem that I had was your lackluster approach to civics.
Well, if you want luster and sparkles and star shine...I'll send you my high school baton-twirler costume.
It is seldom wise to start out as CEO of a large corporation, with zero experience in the business world. The sharks will eat you alive. But
even that would not weigh as heavy on me as your sudden conversion to political endeavor.
There is no need for anything concerned with ME to weigh heavily on YOU. I am the one seeking office, remember? My shoulders are the ones prepared
to bear a heavy burden.
However, I am not a politician...do not seek a political career...but I have been a citizen all my life. I have more experience and knowledge of many
things that most politicians never consider but that the majority of the population deal with day in and day out, without much concern from their
I seek to represent the people...serve the people...I could care less about what the politicians think or do or what they think is the way to go.
Their track record is dwindling by the year.
What is that old wise saying? That it is foolish to try to solve an issue with the same old ineffective methods which have failed in the past.
I am doing things a different way...a way which is very ancient, tried, and true; however it is one that the modern world will see as fresh and
untried....because in most people's memories, it is.
But you could have voted at least one vote for yourself as city alderman, town constable, dogcatcher, whatever. This would have been
Why? The government of my town is not suffering in the same fashion as the nation, in general. And for the first decade of my adult life I was
raising a family and working 3 to 4 12 hour shifts as an RN at my local hospital. I didn't have time. Still, I learned a lot and was involved in
ways you cannot imagine.
But to aspire to the highest office in the land in one fell swoop is to me wishing to become Cinderella. And I take the job much too serious
But you are not the one running for office, remember? And if the shoe fits...it fits..whether glass or leather. I have worn more shoes and also
walked long ways without anything on my feet....let the people decide who fits.
I am merely pointing out the obstacles you have before you.
I see no obstacles in my path...but thanks for the concern.
I meant no jest at your expense and ask your indulgence on my whimsy.
No problem. Better to be a queen seeking to serve the public rather than a politician seeking to sit as sovereign.