Saturday, 29 June 2019

Becoming The US President

According to the US Constitution, a Presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older although being male and white also seems to help but where the UK Elections is all done and dusted within 10 weeks, the run for the 2020 American Election has begun already with 20 Democratic candidates holding the first debates and Donald Trump has launched his (hopefully unsuccessful) re-election bid.
Most candidates running for office usually have a background in politics and have held an elected position, like senator, governor, vice-president, or member of Congress and most modern candidates hold university degrees and over half the former US Presidents graduated in law.
The US has never elected a non-Christian or a woman and only one President, Barack Obama, has not been white.
Becoming President - or even trying to be - can be eye-wateringly expensive. The ability to raise funds from your supporters, or spend your own cash, is of the utmost importance as the 2016 election cost a combined £1.8bn according to campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets.org.
You need to be in one of the main two parties of either the Democrats or the Republicans but even winning the most votes might not ensure you get to place yourself in Donald Trump's reinforced chairs butt groove because Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 gained the most votes but found themselves watching someone else go by in the Presidential Limo.
There are far too many Democrats to even consider looking at them just yet so we will let them be whittled down and anyway we have our own Government to worry about and if, as expected its Boris Johnson, we could well be America's 51st State by then so we will get a vote anyway.

7 comments:

Q said...

you summarized the BBC article very well. extracted much of it word-for-word...

we don't have a pure democracy. we want each state to have representation, that keeps the freaks in california and snobs in new york from dominating the other 280 million americans.

also, the founding fathers, that led the rebellion to whip the brits and their disgusting king considered a pure democracy to have as many problems as monarchy.

we don't want a 51st state. especially one with all the problems yawl have.

Falling on a bruise said...

Good old BBC. Problems caused by an awful right wing government enforcing right wing ideology, was always going to suck.

Q said...

If you think the BBC leans right, you should be living in Cuba or Venezuela or Lenin's Soviet Union.

Falling on a bruise said...

I don't think the BBC leans right, it doesn't lean any way, it is perfectly unleaning as it has to be.

Q said...

well, that is the closest you've gotten to reality in a long time. though you are still wrong. they are not neutral. for example, if they were neutral, we would have seen more than a few token criticisms of obama.

we would see occasional articles that demonstrate the good of america instead the constant and continuous negativity

Falling on a bruise said...

Ofcom ensures it is neutral and balanced, they take you off the air otherwise which is what happened to Fox News and RTI.

Q said...

yeah, sure