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Yay or Nay? Would You Want to Be President?

It's almost impossible to keep track of everyone vying for the job of president of the United States. It definitely has its perks, including an amazing airplane and hearing "Hail to the Chief" every time you walk into a room. But I'm still not convinced that I would give up privacy, free time, and peace of mind for a job of endless stress, momentous responsibility, and constant danger.

So what about you? Would you suck it up to be the "leader of the free world"?


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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm not patient enough to handle all of the idiots I'd encounter. They already drive me crazy and they're not my responsibility.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
"Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" ;)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
The first thing I would do if I were President would QUIT! I could never want to bear the weight of the world on my shoulders.
nycjules nycjules 9 years
nope. would much rather be the chief of staff (i.e. Leo on West Wing, or well, CJ in Bartlett's 2nd term) and manage and make decisions. Who wants to give up privacy forever??
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I agree with Bella. I'm a total control freak and I love bossing people around. Besides, I'm really good at solving everyone else's problems as well as my own. Sign me up! Miranda Moreno 2032! lol :)
snapsh0t snapsh0t 9 years
Waaayyy too much responsibility.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I would love to be President. My political goals lead straight to D.C. and I do not wish to stop until I make it to the big job.
dyskrasia dyskrasia 9 years
@CaterpillarGirl: HAHA. I am way too easily amused at everything, and I'm also pretty emotional, so my answer is No. I wouldn't and couldn't do it.
allysonlynn allysonlynn 9 years
It would be fun for about 10 minutes. So - no thanks.
mandy_frost mandy_frost 9 years
absolutely; I would never want to go into combat, but I do want to help my country as much as possible otherwise. Also, to any ladies who are over 35 who said yes, what are you waiting for?
Lil-Maw Lil-Maw 9 years
No matter what you do you can't please everyone. We know this just from everyday life. I definitely couldn't handle having my every move judged by everyone. Far too much pressure!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
No way! As much as the idea of it seems cool, I don't think I could handle all the stress.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
I'm gunning for Surgeon General.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
Haha deliciousrevenge, we were thinking the same thought :D
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
Look at the presidents before and after their presidency, it ages them too much, no thank you!
Kirsty14878755 Kirsty14878755 9 years
Haha, no. Presidents always look 10 years older after they get office. :P
anned anned 9 years
I enjoy napping way too much to have this job. Wait a minute...well I guess, do this job well.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
No I would not want the responsibility and pressure. I'm a big people pleaser and hate saying No, I would be horrible for that job! So many peoples lives you hold in your hands.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
Nah that is ok, I will pass.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I am way too gassy to be president, i could see the headlines now "president Caterpillargirl fouled up Air Force one and they had to have an emergency landing today" That and i giggle too much, i wouldnt have been able to say Putin without dying
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
No, thanks!
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
cool stuff! it'd be great to have
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
i couldn't do that! i think design is a stressful enough career to go into - there is so much criticism in that! but president - that would be an on going critique with people panned againist you. i'd end up crying in public and being stressed. no thanks, not the job for me!
LGreens LGreens 9 years
I would only say Yes, because I feel that we've become very complacent and have all watched as our nation (once the leader of the free world) change in less than positive ways. Instead of being scared and angry with the way our health care system and social security and other issues have played out in the last years, I would like to do something about it!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
No way, ever notice how quickly they age while in office?! :jawdrop:
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