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.


  1. No chuckles today at Katie's Beer! My blog is stored on a server/filer/thingy that has crashed. I can get into my blog's dashboard, but it is not viewable by anyone. I guess I'll have to entertain myself by visiting everyone else's blogs!

    I was 20 in 1980. John Anderson had visited our campus and, with all my worldly knowledge, I decided to vote for him. My mother tried to reason with me that we needed to band together to vote out Carter, but I declared myself an Independent! Obviously, Carter was toast anyway. I still have my John Anderson pin somewhere. I wonder what he's up to today?


  3. Good ol' John B. I forgot all about him.

    I was so naive in those days, too. For all I love Reagan, his legacy didn't last long. Just look at the mess of a government we now have. And we deserve it.