Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Why I'll Never Be President

Over the years I've been writing this blog, readers have often left comments with variations on the theme "Bilbo for President." I think this reflects two things: (1) I have a lot of loyal (if easily buffaloed) friends; and (2) Perhaps some of my commentary on social and political topics makes sense.

Truth be told, though, I wouldn't want to be president. There are five primary reasons:

- I value my privacy. If I want to share something with you, I will. I don't need a bunch of "opposition researchers" looking for something that can be spun against me.

- I like to speak my mind. I wouldn't be able to be president unless I had an "anger translator" like Luther, who worked for President Obama to say what he couldn't.

- I suffer fools less gladly with every passing year. And there are a lot more fools with every passing year.

- I won't put up with the character assassination and relentless negativity of a presidential campaign. And I don't know why anyone else would, either.


- I know who my parents were. And I wish I could live up to the example they set.

So ...

While I appreciate the sentiment, Dear Readers, I'm not your guy. I'll just go on being the 21st-century Diogenes ... no longer seeking an honest man, just one that's not hopelessly bent.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


P.S. - I also respect the Boy Scouts, unlike some officeholders I could name.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Too bad! You would have given us a viable choice in 2016. You let the chips fall where they may, but in a courteous way.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Speaking your mind seems to be a ticket for losing, as John McCain found out.

Banana Oil said...

Why don't you run for local office, Bilbo?

Mike said...

I'm smiling at Banana Oil's comment. I think that's a GREAT idea. I think everyone needs to run for an office just to see what the process entails. And you get to meet very interesting people.

Hargrove said...

People with your degree of common sense are just what we need in public office.

allenwoodhaven said...

I don't blame you, but the country would be better off. That's easy to realize!