Dear Potential Candidates,
With the next Presidential Election looming a mere 16 months away, I have a favor to ask.
Can't we all just get along?
Before you throw your hat into the ring, ask yourself "Why do I want to be fill in the blank?
And if your answer is anything less than "I want to serve my country"? Do us all a favor. Don't run. Don't seek office. Don't be a partisan talking head.
But if your answer is "I want to make my country a better place and represent the people who elected me"? By all means, throw your hat into the ring.
And should you decide to enter the campaign, I have a few requests:
People vote, not corporations. I would appreciate it if you would not take contributions from ANY lobbying group, PAC or individual that is 'currying your favor'. I don't care if it's the tobacco companys (which I loathe) or the Sierra Club (which I love). I want you to represent me, not an entity that can't vote.
I would appreciate it if you would run a clean campaign. I don't want to hear what you think is wrong with the Democrats, Republicans, Independents; I don't care if you're state is red, blue or purple. I care about facts. I don't want to hear about how liberal, conservative, or whacked your opponent is. I want to hear about how your ideas can improve our Country. I want honesty and integrity. I want character.
And should you convince me you are the best candidate for the job? Should you convince me to vote for you?
I have one more thing to ask.
When you take the oath of office, you are promising to represent me. So have the cojones to do the right thing; not just toe the party line.
Really? I don't think this is too much to ask.