posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 11:00 PM
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by GodofWar411
regular citizens run for president. since they are not multi-millionaires connected to multi-millionaire friends & family, i'm guessing 97% of the
voting public never hear their names or point of view.
Exactly. I knew someone who ran for President.
The problem is, they don't have what it takes -- the backing of a lot of people. It's difficult to get enough signatures to appear on a local
ballot, let alone on the presidential ballot for a state. Here in Texas (famous for some of our odder politicians, like
we have people from some very peculiar political groups running for state and
local office and who can't raise their name recognition enough to get the signatures to get on a ballot.
Ordinary people simply don't have the social network to get the votes.
Now... any media star does have the name recognition, so actors and sports stars and so forth could run. But I'm afraid neither you nor I, no matter
how excellent we might be as a President, will ever get enough of the country's attention to appear on a ballot or have the same chance as the very
worst ranked of the current field of Republicans.