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You have to start somewhere...and every man who has ever been President has started as a normal man, just like you or I.
The dream of being President is still alive in America, it's a difficult dream to achieve, but doable. It takes hard work, more than a little luck; like achieveing any dream.
Originally posted by seagull
Is an honest man at such a disadvantage in pursueing this most American of dreams? True, a candidate with few scruples is free to utilize whatever tactic he or she chooses. We've all seen it, time and time again...what a refreshing change of pace that would be.
However, isn't there an innate appeal, viseral even, of an honest and forthright man or woman dealing in Truth, Justice, and yes, the American Way? I submit that there is...
The trick, of course, is finding this honest and forthright individual...and getting him/her to set foot in the cesspit that is politics.
I choose to believe that that man/woman is out there...personally, I'd give that person my support, virtually unto death.
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
When you asked the question "Can ANYONE (US Citizen, Born & Raised) Be a president, the answer is most definatly yes.
Can ANYONE (Rich or Poor, prestigious or no) become president? The answer is NO.
Two questions - two different answers.
Originally posted by rawsom
Something that media does not control are CEO's of companies.
That is because those people are required to use logic under threat of getting fired at will. Obviously, there are media sources available that centralize on dismantling logic of decisions. However, such media is not that popular.
But, now, would I want an offshore president into my own country?
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Amaterasu
According to the Constitution, all the requirements are being a natural born citizen and being at least the age of 35. You do not need a high school diploma or any degree.
Does that mean someone without any education will be elected president? I don't ever see that happening.
Very few of the presidents have come from poor families, and many can trace their roots to European royal lines.
If you want your child to be president, they need to learn how to appeal to the camera.