Thursday, March 16, 2006
Yeah, I Once Ran For President
Of the United States.
When I was a junior in high school, in 1980, I announced I was running for President of the United States in the year 2000, the first election I would be old enough. Back then, 37 seemed old.
However, my campaign never got off the ground. After my announcement to my three friends in German Class one winter's day, one of them volunteered to be my campaign manager. However, he had to resign in the previously unheard of Pamela Palomino Incident scandal. To this day I maintain my innocence. And I was.
But after that was the campaign slogan fiasco. It was supposed to be-
Scottius Maximus- "I want to cut your taxes."
With the secondary slogan being-
Scottius Maximus- He wants to cut your taxes.
Unfortunately, the advertiser got the two mixed up.
My credibility was shot when the slogan
"Scottius Maximus- I WANTS to cut your taxes" began appearing in advertisements.
Oh, well...what might have been...
Where am I going with this?
Well, I was inspired to run for President by the campaign of the great Ronald Reagan.
He just had a knack for communication. So when I saw this post at Katie's Beer with the quotable Ronald Reagan, it made me think of my own "struggles."
My favorite quote is:
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
There are lots more at Katie's Beer that are classics. Whatever your politics, you'll get a chuckle.