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This guy--Gavin C Schmitt--has a better understanding of modern world events than most. I need to read him more carefully. I found him because he commented on the fact that I put the wrong picture up on the Ron Paul post. He's on LJ, let me go find his handle....

Edit: unlocked. Also, GCS's handle is gavin6942


May. 26th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Fuck the most hits. I don't care to find out about Tom Cruise or Dairy Queen. I think you'll find there are more of us out here like you than you thought at first. And it's clear to me that you read a lot and have a good synthesis way of thinking. I still think you should run for office. You're cuter than Ron Paul. Maybe you can speak better too. At the very least, keep reading and writing!!! We need you. I need you, same as you need me. Otherwise all sane people will go mad.
May. 26th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
Up until now I didn't know if you were male or female. After the "cuter" comment, I'm going to guess female...

I definitely intend to run for office at some point. I do not expect to win and frankly don't care if I do. My goal would simply to get into the debates to widen the conversation. (We get so locked into Democrat v. Republican debates, we often don't realize how slim of a difference there is and how there are MANY other ways to look at things.)

I don't care about Tom Cruise, either. It was just a way to get the site higher on Google.
May. 27th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh yes!! Busted, I'm female.

It is definitely not easy to get into the debates in any fruitful way unless you are a candidate. And if you run, there is a chance that you could win. There are a heckuva lot of us starving for someone we could really back. Would you be up for that? What if you won?

Just wonderin'...
May. 29th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
If I won, I'd have to fulfill my duties. But I suspect I'd only be around one term, because I wouldn't change my views. I don't care about making money, so I'm completely un-buyable.

But yeah, I've thought about running for Congress (as a Representative) just to get in on debates and in the newspaper more. I worked on a campaign last fall (which won), so I have a pretty good idea how that works.

I definitely know the things I WOULDN'T do.
May. 29th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
I be the WOULDN'T DO list is a good one. Care to share?
May. 29th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, as far as campaigning goes, I wouldn't cold-call people. I was against this from the beginning and told them so.

I did it a few times (made about 1800 calls) and I just didn't feel right about it. For every person who had increased name recognition or had a question or concern addressed, there were five that were very upset that they were being solicited.

So, I wouldn't do that. I'll focus much more on yard signs, because I strongly believe that's what drives most people to vote.
May. 29th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
yard signs!!!?
Wow. I must confess, I do look up the unknowns that advertise in my neighborhood. And sometimes I vote for them, if what I find is in line with my values. I think having a truly informative website is key. And I also think travelling and speaking and visiting the locals on their home grounds is important...



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