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Dan

I'm all in.

Dan

Luke

No. Now that you're a politician, I inherently distrust you.

Mike Kanazawa

Scott - Even though you're not running, how about tell us all 6 little known facts about yourself. Just think, if you get those out now then nobody can use them against you later. You can share here. You're among friends!

A challenge is circulating around bloggers and Phil Gerbyshak at Slacker Manager tagged me to post 6 things about myself. And, I've tagged you.

http://bigideastobigresults.com/archives/47

How about sharing 6 new things about yourself that would definitely keep you from running for President!

Mike
former work address - 4S450N

Andy Coulter

So if you are an independent and move to another state - these are closed primary states that will fuck you out of your vote - note New York, California and Florida

These are the fucking asshole states that give you the fucking wing nut candidates at both ends that you just cant stomach as an independent.

Closed primary

A closed primary is a type of direct primary limited to registered party members who have declared their party affiliation, in order to vote in the election. The closed primary serves to encourage party unity and prevent members of other parties from infiltrating and voting to nominate weak candidates. However, critics claim that this type of primary disenfranchises independent voters and puts more moderate candidates at a disadvantage.

The opposite is an open primary, that is open to voters regardless of their party affiliation and status. Another possibility is the semi-closed primary, where independent voters may choose at the poll which party's primary to vote for.

States, commonwealths, districts, and territories that have closed primaries[citation needed]:

Arizona
California
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nebraska
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Utah
West Virginia

Cavpollo

yeah, you have my vote, hahahahahahaha

you sound pretty confident... thats good doesnt it?, hahahaha

but I cant help imagine another civil war during you campaing and presidency, hahahahahaha

and the atheist part... sounds stupidly coherent to me... so... tell me... what the hell is wrong with me?, hahaha

Cavpollo

yeah, you have my vote, hahahahahahaha

you sound pretty confident... thats good doesnt it?, hahahaha

but I cant help imagine another civil war during you campaing and presidency, hahahahahaha

and the atheist part... sounds stupidly coherent to me... so... tell me... what the hell is wrong with me?, hahaha

YITBOS

Here's how you could get over the whole atheist thing, too:

"*Democracy* is my religion. The *constitution* is my Bible, Torah, and Quran. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin are *my* prophets."

Who could argue with that?

Lisa T

Obama might have declared he's a Christian in order to run for office. Pols lie all the time. He grew up Muslim, correct? How can someone throw all that aside?

I'd get it if he went from Protestant to Catholic, but Christian to Muslim is a gaping wide stretch.

I've been reading your "Monkey Brain" book, and wondered How do you know that Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Soros are all atheists? From what you've read?

BTW, most of the book is very funny!

Nirav

Neither do i live in USA nor am I a american. But as an atheist and a vegetarian, I would vote for you.

Lise

No, I'm worried that we'd have a whole new crop of terrorists to cope with if you could make everyone in the world listen to you call them moist robots.

HALiverpool

Only if I can be your running mate.

-HAL

Sondra

No. I figger anywon hoo wants tuh be prezadint is crazy, an ah cain't vote fur a crazy person.

gcason

Does anyone have the URL of the anti-atheist web site that apparently scours the web for pro-atheist blog postings and then has all their members attack? Geez. Get a life.

Ron Gee

>> guarantee the minority doesn’t oppress the majority...

I would say the opposite is more important, that the majority doesn't abuse its explicit power of numbers to oppress the rights and privileges of a smaller group.

Let's say that a group of people feel that millionaires have too much money, and want to pass a law that says that any yearly income over a million dollars should be taken (taxed) away for government programs. Since the vast majority of the population makes less than a million dollars, they might be persuaded to vote for such a law.

It's already happening in California. In 2004, Californians passed Prop 63, a 1 percent tax on millionaires to expand mental health programs. And this year, they're talking about raising the millionaire tax another 1 percent to help fund the state univerisity system [http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/Content?oid=615863].

Where will it end, when millionaires decide to start moving to another state?

Andy Coulter

if you were on the primary ballot here in florida i would have been able to vote for you as an independent

this hillbilly state (Florida) makes you declare a party affliation to vote the primary - is that straight out of the 1950s or what

Andy Coulter

i just moved to florida 6 months ago

i got pimped out of my vote because i am an independent

looks like the wing nuts here will put up extreme candidates we will groan about instead of a moderate

this is the big decider - 4th largest state - of who stays and who goes before super tuesday

Aaron Furious

You would have my vote in a heartbeat, provided that all State of the Union addresses are performed by an animatronic Dogbert.

It's so tragic that the majority never wises up to politicians. People don't seem to see the insincerity literally seeping out of the candidates with every question they answer. Anyone who deviates from the politi-speak is instantly marginalized and branded as crazy (and I'm not referring to this election's favorite underdog; I think he is actually a bit nuts). Someone who would come in with the rational stance that you have taken (which, really, is the *only* rational stance) would be torn to shreds within minutes of announcing his/her views.

That said, I don't agree with the slander part of your campaign. Mud-slinging is wrong no matter how you cut it.

Joe

I'll vote for you three times.

Mark

[So, actively denying the existence of God with zeal or conscientious devotion, is a religion.

Passively denying the existence of God... well, that's being agnostic!

Posted by: Nick P ]

So if I deny me being a lizard alien come to impregnate all your earth women (who are dead easy), the more I deny it, the more I am?

Scott, do you need the lizard vote?

Mark

[Just ask the ACLU and the gazillions of dollars they get for suing a school that dares to mention God [OR disagree with evolution, by the way....] Still they aren't as successful as Stalin was. An agnostic I might vote for, but an atheist has determinedly set his foot in a very scary camp that is by definition hostile to (other) religions.

Posted by: Steven McDanie]

What has God got to do with learning? Even if he exists, and is your God, it doesn't change that 1+1=2 and a is for apple.

So why must it be mentioned? Isn't that brainwashing? We don't like the moonies because they did this sort of thing.

And atheists are only hostile to other religions trying to force them to be not atheists.

Oh, and Stalin studied for the priesthood. Maybe we should ban priesthood if we're going to use him as an atheist that killed lots of people...

Julianna

The most important thing for a president is humility. The president needs to know that they don't know anything.

After that, they need to be able to evaluate credentials and delegate work effectively. The president doesn't have to be an expert at everything, just to be able to pick experts at everything.

After that, his jobs is to be a lobbyist--to lobby on behalf of the country what his experts have told him he should.

You seem to fit the bill. Unlike anyone who would run and/or get elected.

Steven McDaniel

"..Uh hello, hypocrite? Are you now implying that you are an atheist? I seem to recall many blog posts where you made fun of atheists for their alleged irrational belief in the CERTAINTY of God's non-existence.

Based on your past blogs, I would at least expect you to claim you are AGNOSTIC, not atheist..." Will

I think subsequent to his previous posts ridiculing atheists the atheists scared him with sinister e-mails threatening that he'd be the first to go when the revolution comes...

Steven McDaniel

Scott, you wrote: "After my eunuch sound bite got everyone’s attention, I would soften the message to “Only an atheist can guarantee religious freedom for all by favoring none.” That argument makes no sense whatsoever, but it would be persuasive nonetheless...."

Yes, Scott, the argument makes no sense whatsoever, but you are stating the fundamental principle the Supreme Court of the United States works on. Just ask the ACLU and the gazillions of dollars they get for suing a school that dares to mention God [OR disagree with evolution, by the way....] Still they aren't as successful as Stalin was. An agnostic I might vote for, but an atheist has determinedly set his foot in a very scary camp that is by definition hostile to (other) religions. And the electorate includes lots and lots of people like me. Also, as you are vegetarian, I have to ask: How many vegetables had to die just so you could have that salad??

Rabbit

Hey why not appoint people like Paris Hilton and Tony Hawk to your cabinet? I'm sure that you would get young people to vote for you then.

ockyboy

I noticed you didn't answer my previous questions about the First Lady.

Typical politician, always dodging the hard questions. ;-)

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