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Our political system is so precarious that almost anyone with a modicum of national name recognition, a relatively modest amount of money, the ability to attract media attention, and a sufficiently large number of fans across the United States could conceivably run for president.

Unfortunately, know-nothing egomaniacal celebrities have the appropriate qualifications. A fact laughingly illustrated by the cliché, "politics is show business for ugly people."

Even though they may not have a snowball's chance in hell of winning their party's nationwide nomination, the prestige, perks, and profits are enormously attractive.

  • Career-enhancing media exposure.
  • The prestige of being identified as a former presidential candidate.
  • Using the proceeds from collecting a large amount of tax-free money that can be spent on attracting more career-boosting publicity and which can later be traded to a likely winner for a position in the government as an appointee or to several "no-show, six-figure" commissions, boards, and advisory groups.
  • While Secret Service protection is unlikely if you are not a front-runner, local security is often provided at no charge, especially if you are campaigning with prominent local, state, or national politicians.

If you think this scenario is impossible, consider the campaign and successful election of a certain reality star billionaire businessman with a dodgy history of business failures and associations with dodgy individuals.

The sad truth is that, in these times when the population is deeply divided, you no longer have to win an overwhelming majority mandate, only squeak by in each of the battleground states for a win in the Electoral College.

It has been done before -- and we were lucky to have a president whose native instincts, whether for good or simply ego gratification, benefited the nation more than any modern president.

There is no doubt that our nation is in deep trouble.

There is a lack of decent, honorable, and capable leadership. The shadow presidency is being run by the proxies of a progressive communist democrat who hates America and is attempting to destroy our exceptional nation from within.

Our formerly free press, with its modicum of "journalist ethics," is no longer free but serves as a propaganda arm of the progressive communist democrats.

Even worse, I am no longer confident that the opposition is not similarly corrupt, incompetent, and untrustworthy.

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- steve

Larry Elder Is Considering a Presidential Run in 2024

ElderFormer California gubernatorial candidate and radio host Larry Elder says he is considering a 2024 Presidential run. This comes after he was the frontrunner in the Newsom recall race. Elder finished first among recall candidates and second behind Newsom in 2021.

For those who may not know, Elder received 3,563,867 during the recall, equivalent to 48.5 percent of the vote among recall candidates. Some might argue that the recall would have been successful had Elder stayed out of the race. Polls showed the recall in a tie until Elder entered the race. It seemed like Elder thought, due to name recognition, he should announce his run for Governor on Sean Hannity’s Fox News prime-time show, which would ensure a successful recall. <Source>

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS