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Sure! No way!
Debate Score:24
Arguments:18
Total Votes:28
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If given the chance, would you become president?

Sure!

Side Score: 13
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No way!

Side Score: 11
1 point

If it had to be right now?, no.

But if it would be a set deal for the future then yes. I would prepare myself in every way. Who knows maybe I will run someday.

Side: Sure!
1 point

Become president? Hell yeah. If i can somehow get elected by the idiots (people) to become president, I would so do it.

Side: Sure!

I recently changed my stand on a previous response on this post:

I think I have very good ideas. I am a registered Democrat, so, I know that I would receive plenty of votes that could hopefully put me in the White House.

Side: Sure!

If only I could...YES! There is no greater way to influence the world than by working for the good of man through the Oval Office. That is not to say that others cannot do the same thing from their lofty seat in the world.

Side: Sure!

But Kukla, those pesky partisan opponents would try to foil your plans. You would get frustrated very quickly and be forced to compromise your values or see your good intentions go to waste. You would age quicker and get lots of gray hairs for your troubles. I heard that a president ages 2 years for every one year in office and that Obama already has more gray hairs than when he started. Also, if you hate being down voted for no reason at all, think about your poll numbers dropping without any explanation. Being president is a thankless job.

Side: Sure!

I know Joe! But I'm already used to my gray hair since it started going that way at age 27! I'm also used to being frustrated...especially since I joined this site, LOL! Not all good intentions go to waste and compromise is not a bad thing. I don't really know if being the president is a thankless job but I would give it a good try. Poll numbers ebb and flow with the mood of the country, and sometimes, very rapidly. I think I'm already used to the ups and downs of most situations and there, I'd know exactly who or why my poll numbers dropped!

Side: Sure!
Cerin(203) Disputed
1 point

Just because you got to be President doesn't mean you'd actually make a positive contribution. Look at Bush. He was heralded as the conservative's golden boy. Two wars and a ruined economy later, no one in the Republican party even wants to be associated with him.

Side: No way!
2 points

Hi Cerin and thanks for disagreeing with my sentiments. I know all too well the pitfalls of the job. I've seen so much in my years as presidents have come and gone. The good, the bad and the ugly, if you will.

I don't think that any of us who had the chance would think of themselves in a defeatist way. I think we all come to a job, no matter what it is, without the thought of not doing well there. The President's job is very different because it so depends on many factors and variables that one cannot always accomplish what one sets out to do. The forces, pro and con, must be enormous and the pressures almost insurmoutable...but one must try. I would try to make that positive contribution in small and large areas if I could. Perhaps I'm a bit too idealistic but believe you me...I'd give it everything I had if I were in that seat.

Side: Sure!

HOW CAN YOU DOWN VOTE AN ARGUMENT THAT ANSWERS THE QUESTION PUT FORTH? THIS IS LUNACY!

Side: Sure!
2 points

That's a tough and stressful job. Just look at how different Bush looked this year as compared to 2001. It's also a really difficult job because no matter what you do or decide to do, people are going to scrutinize you for doing it. I'd love to lead others, but on a much more personal level.

Side: No way!
2 points

It's an impossibly difficult, thankless job, that better people than me have failed miserably at.

Side: No way!
1 point

I think that the job would get to me, the job includes the jet the power and the stress. All the time knowing that everyone is watching you waiting for you to mess up or make the wrong decision. I think that the job would stress me out and give me the shakes. I wouldn't want all the pressure of being Commander and Chief of the USA. Maybe of a small country like the United Emirates =]

Side: No way!

Hell no! I rather make fun of people than have them make fun of me ;)

Every time my poll numbers drop, it would be like getting a down vote except you don't get any points for it :(

Side: No way!
1 point

Endure bitching for four years and having to deal with ALL of the problems of the people and then getting blamed for problems I didn't create? Yeah, screw that noise. Politics burn a man's heart to the ground.

Side: No way!
1 point

Presidency would be tough. The whole world is watching you. And, whenever the government trips, you're the figurehead. That wouldn't be great.

A whole nation on your hands! That would be stressful. I once heard the president, in office, ages twice as fast as normal. That's crazy!!

Side: No way!
1 point

What would the benefits of becoming president be? Power? One individual dictating how others live, whether or not they agree or disagree with the rules, is coercive. I would never force someone to do something. No matter how you look at it, the president at the very least encourages threatening people with violence to obey rules that they don't consent to. It is not the right of any individual to decide where another person's money should go, or what they can or cannot do. I do not support coercion, and therefore would never take up a position of power over others without their consent.

Side: No way!

I could not handle the stress and the responsibility. I don't think I would be able to find the time to sleep.

Side: No way!