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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
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Re: The Next American President? by sighthound on 23 March 2007 1:39am
 
Fred Thompson is considering making a bid for the Republican nomination. Why is it that only Republican actors run for office? Why not Dems like Robert Redford who has done some amazing non-actoring stuff? (Too smart to let their lives get curtailed by the political process???)
 
Re: The Next American President? by tucsonmike on 23 March 2007 4:03am
 
Well Harrison Ford has already played the President, (Air Force One). He has that immortal line when he kicks the terrorist off the plane without a parachute at 35,000 feet, "Get off my plane!"
Well Fred Thompson has the distinguished look and that great voice. LOL!
 
Re: The Next American President? by intrepid on 24 March 2007 5:16pm
 
It's interesting, Tusconmike, that we have an idea of what somebody in a particular job should look like. I read that Pres. Warren G. Harding was described as "the man who LOOKED like a President".
It sounds horrible, but I always thought that Kofi Annan looked like the UN Secretary General from central casting- I mean, if you had to choose somebody for the role "Distinguished Foreign Diplomat", he'd get it, hands down.
 
Re: The Next American President? by tucsonmike on 25 March 2007 4:00am
 
Good point Intrepid. Warren Harding was considered inoffensive and pushed through Republican machines. Sort of "nice guy, but not swift."

OK, why did Lincoln get the 1860 Republican nomination? Unlike other Republicans, he had no baggage. His predescesor, James Buchanan was in England and nominated because he was away and could not refuse.
 
Re: The Next American President? by Chris14 on 31 March 2007 6:24am
 
Who else? The only possible answer is me. As the first non-US born, non-US resident and also the first female American Prezzie!

Vote for me! I promise everything.(And following the 'good' example of the previous ones, I won't take them, anyway)...

Chris
 
Re: The Next American President? by tucsonmike on 31 March 2007 8:14am
 
LOL! Chris. Maybe we can change the Constitution and you can run against Arnold.
 
Re: The Next American President? by Chris14 on 1 April 2007 1:33am
 
Thanks Mike! Oh, a vote for me already!

Chris
 
Re: The Next American President? by tucsonmike on 1 April 2007 4:03am
 
You are welcome, Chris LOL! Actually, I found out the reason why it was written into the Constitution, that you had to be born in the United States. At the time, (advanced apologies to the British) it was to prevent a British nobleman from coming here, becoming President and bringing the nation back into the Empire. Conversely, there has been debate whether an American citizen born outside the country can be President.
 
Re: The Next American President? by Chris14 on 9 April 2007 5:07am
 
I could be the first President who is not even an American citizen, Mike. ;-)

Chris
 
Re: The Next American President? by kazzzz on 9 April 2007 6:25am
 
Yes and I could be the first non resident President ( see wot I did there?) who's a female and likes creme eggs ( a lot) AND knows nothing about politics and doesn't want to go to America!!!! This would make a change from your presidents who have never LEFT Americas prior to being elected :) I am FAR more wordly!
 
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