Would You Run For President/Prime Minister/Etc. If You Could???

by minimus 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    and not just everyone "could" run for office. You need money, exposure, the media, influence, etc. But if you could, if it was even a longshot possibility, would you ever consider running for office?

  • Wolfgirl

    Absolutely not. You have to be crazy to want that much responsibility. ;)

  • franklin J
    franklin J

    no. not interested in the political game.

    did too much of it as a JW....

  • upside/down

    It would certainly be tempting!

    I'm not sure if I'm psychotic enough.... Hmmmmmm

    OK OK you talked me into it, I'll run, I'LL RUN...


    p.s VOTE FOR U/D- TO GET THE JOB DONE! (isn't that what they say?)

  • Fe2O3Girl

    Only if I could implement proportional representation, and substantially reform the way that political parties are funded, and limit spending on campaigning. Then resign, and see what real democracy looks like.

    OR, If I could take on a Vladimir Putin type role, and dispense with elections altogether, for your own safety.

  • Why Georgia
    Why Georgia

    I would rather start change at a local level.

    I really want to run for the school board to start some changes to the school system in my town.

    Our mayor is only 28 years old and he has done a lot of great things so far for our town and I think I'm smarter than him...

  • Englishman

    If Hugh Grant can make Prime Minister, then so can I!


  • minimus

    Frank----what does politics have to do with JWs?

  • franklin J
    franklin J

    hey Min,

    Aside from Public service politics....

    my recollections of being a JW; with all usual "good relationship with Jehovah" nonsense ....

    ( gesture of being ill)

    was that there was SO MUCH POLITICING; the social heiarchy alone where i grew up (Huntington Congregation in Long Island NY)would make your head spin. My father was an elder so I suppose we were close to the top of the heap..... myself and 2 sisters were full time pioneers; which was continually comforting to my socially consciencious parents...cousin was the Bethel dentist; etc. These were considered, at the time, solid JW credentials. And I KNOW that those credentials made a difference in how we were percieved; and what we could and could not do.

    There is a difference.

    In a very big way; this was perhaps good training for me. When I finally grew up ( and out of the JW influences) and entered the REAL world; working in NYC, I was able to handle myself in business politics.

    "Hey, I did my time with the Jehovahs Witnesses--I KNOW how to be a #@$%?!"

    The good New York line ...."Don't $^%#*&@?! with me!"

  • upside/down

    I think Frank meant "politics" within the congo. "Politics" being wrestling with each other to see who was the big shot and who's opinions would hold sway.

    Hope I'm right,


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