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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  80 Percent of Kids Don't Want To Be President

Wanna be President? American kids are saying, "Thanks, but no thanks."

A new online poll conducted by Scholastic magazine says more than 80% of kids don't want to be the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth.

Amazingly, that's a nearly total flip from 2004, when 75% of the elementary and middle school children did want to rule the roost from the White House.

Read the rest here.

Heck no, who would want to be president now? Who wants to be a corrupt partisan ass lick? Presidents now are groomed for the job from birth to never have any understanding of anything worthwhile as if they were fed some royal jelly from conception.
My stance is similar on the surface i.e. why would ANYONE want to be President, but for different reasons.

Maybe 20 years ago, there was some respect for the President. There was some, I don't know, honor that went along with the position. That's all gone now.

Part of it, sure, is the drop off in quality candidates and elected officials. But I think an even BIGGER part is the fact that people, especially the media, get bloodlust going after an elected official. Anyone who goes up for President is going to be shredded and disected by the media. You're going to have some good journalists, sure, but every hack with a blog (me included!) is going to propose every imaginable scenario on why your the antichrist, a homophobe, a pervert, a liar, a cheat, a space alien, or whatever the scare of the day is.

Crap, anyone in a position of power enough to RUN for President probably already knows that he/she wouldn't want it in the first place.

To me, anyone smart or honest enough to be a good President wouldn't have the job in the first place.

As a take off on Marx (the comedian not the politico), "I wouldn't want any President who'd actually want to BE President."
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