April 26, 2001    
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Have you, or would you, ever run for public office?

I don't see that happening in this particular decade but never say never.

Alias Irrelevante

I ran for Township Trustee. I did it to show our community that a woman could run and I qualified for the job. I missed the office by just a few votes. I can't believe how dirty it got the last 2 days. I proved my point though. There was no reason for the last 2 days to be nasty for a simple office like that. But when certain people want an office they are willing to do anything for it. But the person that pulleed the dirty stuff didn't win either as everyone in the community knew who did what. It proved to be a very interesting election and showed me the level people will go in politics.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

Haven't and wouldn't.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

I never had. But if I believed that things would be better for some, I definitely would run to represent those people.  However, it is almost certain that my ideals would get in the way.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

I never have, and with my picture in a nudie magazine I probably won't...unless this world gets a *lot* more liberal.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

I once ran for the school board in a suburban community and lost by three votes, but given the modern attitude that all aspects of the life of even the most minor candidate are fair target for attack, I should be reluctant to run for anything today.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I would probably run for one of the community board members, it would make me feel as though I am doing something important for the world.

Melodi, 19
Gahanna
, OH   USA

Me run for public office? Yeah, right, and Stone Cold Steve Austin will be appointed US ambassador to the UN.  I would never run for public office because I play a extremely high value on my privacy. Besides, if somebody ask too personal questions, I would have to layeth the smacketh down upon them...Seriously, once they found out I like to wear womens' clothes, well, I would be proverbially crucified..and it is not worth it...at one point I was intrested in current events, now I am far more interested in events tht happened in acienct Greece and Ancient Rome, and the Vikings, then I am about any current events...unless you consider the latest angles in pro wrestling curent events.

Mick, 30
Chicago
, IL   USA

Yeah, for a laugh. Instead of being a Republican or a Democrat, I'd  be a Monster Raving Lunatic. It could catch on...

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

I think I might at some point. I probably wouldn't run for anything high level, but maybe a local government position.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA USA

No.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

No I never have. I'm mildly interested in theory, but in real life I just don't have the time nor the drive.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA USA

No. I lack the temperament and I'm not tactful. I have worked and will work behind the scenes.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

No and I don't intend to. I work in a government office in the front firing line, there are a lot of things that I would change but that would be a thankless job that is too sticken with being politically correct to progress in any form that would really make a difference to peoples lives. Where I live the ex-convicts are given priority over families in being re-housed, alchoholics are given money to drink with and half of the asian population claim money from the government whilst working, ignorance is there only excuse and it's a valid one. So no.

Maria

I've never run for public office and I don't think I ever would because I'm not "cutthroat" enough.

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

Definitely. I love politics. I've always admired Former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright and would love to have her old job someday!

Jennifer. 19
Wilkes-Barre
, PA  USA

Nope!

Tracy, 24 
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

No I have no interest at all.

Maggie, 20
Sandwich
, IL   USA

Nope. Just not interested

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

I've thought about running for mayor. Of course I'm only 16, so that makes it a little bit difficult.

Gavin, 16
Sydney  AUSTRAILA

I haven't-and I probably wouldn't, b/c I think it's a lot of BS.

Angela, 16
Aiken
, SC   USA

Never have and never will.

Kevin M., 18
Frazier Park, CA   USA

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