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Posted: 6/6/2008 3:12:27 PM EST
Should Senators or any other elected official have to quit their seat in order to run for POTUS ?
I know if I or any other peasant were to try and take that much time off from our jobs to run we would be fired.
Basically, these shitheads are getting full pay with benefits all while NOT doing the job they were elected to do.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:15:04 PM EST
I think they should

Dole did in 96
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:16:28 PM EST
Yes.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:16:28 PM EST
Yeah.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:17:17 PM EST
ibtp..


Yes.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:17:18 PM EST
I'm sure half of the guys running for president are just doing it for the time off. Did Joe Biden or Christopher Dodd really think they were going to get the nomination? Or were they just finding a way to get out of work?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:18:20 PM EST
I'll go along with that,yeah.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:19:45 PM EST
Being the hozbag that she is... Hildabeast has special privileges.. she ain't gonna quit nothin...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:20:31 PM EST
Agree.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:21:38 PM EST
I say make em quit their office and a selection process should take place allowing them to cherry pick another corrupt sob to take their place.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:25:03 PM EST
yes they should
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:28:12 PM EST
If these pieces of shit had to quit it would make them think twice about running.
And that's a good thing.
Politics should NOT be a carreer.
TERM LIMITS FOR ALL POLITICIANS !!!!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:31:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
If these pieces of shit had to quit it would make them think twice about running.
And that's a good thing.
Politics should NOT be a carreer.
TERM LIMITS FOR ALL POLITICIANS !!!!


Agreed.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:31:53 PM EST
Absolutely!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:33:08 PM EST
You should have to quit ANY political office to run for a different one
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:33:10 PM EST
Doggone right!

...unless they're Republicans.



HH
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:33:35 PM EST
Yes. Think about it. How many other careers will essentially let you not do your job for (in some cases) over a year? I can't think of any other than politician.

I agree that there should be term limits for ALL politicians. I sure think the two main parties would change a LOT if that were the case.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:34:24 PM EST
100%. If I told my boss I wasn't going to show up for work because I wanted to run for POTUS he would take that as my resignation.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:37:13 PM EST
They should yes, or at the very least receive no benefits/payment for the time they are running.

I mean if I told my boss I was going to take about a year off work to go look for a better job, and tell him I expect to receive all my pay and health care, he's laugh his ass off...then fire me.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:42:47 PM EST
Yes!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:50:00 PM EST
Yes, and they should also be paid less than LEO's and School Teachers.

/thread
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:50:17 PM EST
What was the reasoning behind changing to electing Senators as opposed to the Founding Father's established, State appointment of Senators?

I don't know the pros and cons of Senators being appointed, but had this been the case with an individual such as Larry "Wide stance" Craig, he could have been recalled by the State and a new Senator appointed.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:51:51 PM EST
Yes, when do they have time to do the job they were hired for. If they don't then they have a forfeiture of pay of the days they weren't doing their jobs!!!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:53:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Should Senators or any other elected official have to quit their seat in order to run for POTUS ?
I know if I or any other peasant were to try and take that much time off from our jobs to run we would be fired.
Basically, these shitheads are getting full pay with benefits all while NOT doing the job they were elected to do.



Good! The less time they are at work, the less time they have to fuck up our country by passing more stupid ass laws
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:54:00 PM EST
I think yes.
I believe that when Lieberman ran as Gore's VP he was running a campaign for senate re-election at the very same time. (he won one out of two elections)
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:54:19 PM EST
yes
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:55:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 3:55:33 PM EST
hell yes. how the hell are they doing their job when they are campaigning all over the country?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:04:38 PM EST
Yes they should have to resign to run for another office.

Kerry was the worst. He was up for reelection to the Senate at the same time he was running for pres. He was on the ballot for both offices. What a POS!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:09:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 4:10:29 PM EST by MACD]

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
No.


lol
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:11:43 PM EST
Once it goes past a certain point they should resign or drop out of the race. We're way past that point IMHO. Same goes for those asked to be VP of the POTUS nominees. Quit your current position or don't run.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:19:56 PM EST
Absolutely. Running for President is a full time job in itself and the business of running our country is much too important to be neglected by someone who is off campaigning.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:21:47 PM EST


Yes

5sub
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:23:39 PM EST
Yes, Could you take a year off trying to get another job, then go back if you didn't get it? Neither should they
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:24:17 PM EST
BIG FAT YES

They get to have their cake and eat it too.

Not Fair
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:20:02 PM EST
YES , PLEASE. And then they shouldn't be able to run for office for one term....
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:24:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
If these pieces of shit had to quit it would make them think twice about running.
And that's a good thing.
Politics should NOT be a carreer.
TERM LIMITS FOR ALL POLITICIANS !!!!


Yep!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:26:53 PM EST
YES!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:33:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 6:34:24 PM EST by Trey-W]
No. Do you quit your job before looking for a new one? Not much happens during election years in the senate, anyway.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:35:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Trey-W:
No. Do you quit your job before looking for a new one? Not much happens during election years in the senate, anyway.


ummmmmm, no, but they are being paid while NOT doing their job.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:38:22 PM EST
Yes and there should be a term limit for ALL elected offices
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:39:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Should Senators or any other elected official have to quit their seat in order to run for POTUS ?
I know if I or any other peasant were to try and take that much time off from our jobs to run we would be fired.
Basically, these shitheads are getting full pay with benefits all while NOT doing the job they were elected to do.


They shouldn't be forced to...

Look at it realistically - Congress SHUTS DOWN during an election year so that members may campaign for their seats...

So if they were not running for POTUS they would be running for their seat (or for Senators, taking time off while a significant portion of their co-workers are campaigning)....

No real difference...

It's up to the Senator in question as to weather he needs to campaign for his seat or not... Bob gave up his seat in the Senate because (a) he was nearing retirement, and (b) he couldn't campaign for both at the same time...

Respectively, he should have stayed in the Senate....
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:40:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 6:41:06 PM EST by joker581]

Originally Posted By Trey-W:
No. Do you quit your job before looking for a new one?
I've got a challenge for you. Next time you start looking for a job, don't quit your current job. Just quit showing up for a few months and then come back and tell them that you didn't get hired but that it doesn't matter because you weren't going to do any work anyway. Report back here with the results.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:41:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:

Originally Posted By Trey-W:
No. Do you quit your job before looking for a new one? Not much happens during election years in the senate, anyway.


ummmmmm, no, but they are being paid while NOT doing their job.


During an election year, their 'Job' is to campaign anyways...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:41:55 PM EST
Yes.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:49:31 PM EST
Yes, still getting paid by tax payer money to campaign, not what they're SUPPOSE to be doing. And if they want to get back into it the have to be re-elected by starting the process as if they were first running for the office.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:52:31 PM EST
I'll take "ways to get paid without working" for $400, Alex.

It disgusts me when I see anybody campaigning full time while "holding" another elected office.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:00:41 PM EST
Yes they should. I don't pay them to go trapsing all over the country telling lies about themselves to try to get elected. They are overpaid as it is.
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