The Incontiguous Brick

June 27, 2007

How to win an election… Don’t Run!

Filed under: Humor,politics,Ramblings — iknowkeith @ 9:49 pm

Al Gore has repeatedly stated that he is not running for President in the upcoming election. While he might change his mind, he has not entered the race.

5464.jpegSo who is leading the polls for the democratic primaries in New Hampshire? Al Gore. Even without campaigning the polls indicate he would receive 32% of the votes.

I think it says something about politics today. It is hard to trust anyone who actually wants power. Perhaps the candidate we all trust the most is someone that is not running. I can think of a lot of people I would rather see in office than the options we are given on election day.

Most important, it a message to other candidates…

    Don’t run! If you quit the race you will gain the respect of the people. Maybe we could all just write in the name of whoever we think should win and if you win… good on ya.

to see the most probably winner with no actual candidates.



  1. That is a great idea. It circumvents a basic flaw in democracy. If the top vote-getter turns the position down, go for the next highest.

    There’s one little practical issue…there are probably several people named Al Gore. What’s to prevent the other ones from claiming THEY were the ones written in?

    We need some unique identifier. Maybe all candidates could publish their SSNs. Oops, but then we’re back to people purposely running again. So we all have to publish our SSNs, or some other unique ID. Or maybe date of birth would be good enough…if you don’t let people change their names within a couple years of the election…

    Comment by Dennis Peterson — June 28, 2007 @ 3:46 am | Reply

  2. I’ll write him in for sure.

    But really, why would Gore want to run? He was already an elected president and the school yard bullies stole it away from him. We call Dubya Governor Bush in our house, as that was the last elected office he has held.

    Comment by Poem — June 28, 2007 @ 7:19 am | Reply

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