Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years Resolutions for Everybody

With a new year in front of us, and my budding Presidential aspirations not yet squashed by cold, hard reality, I will begin the year with some resolutions I will keep until I decide otherwise:

(As though anybody really keeps their resolutions)

I resolve to run a positive Presidential campaign, focusing on highlighting issues, but with freedom to contrast myself against other candidates. I will not bash any serious contender. (This excludes Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. YAY!) I will run the race until it is clear I have no chance to win. At that point, I will withdraw with my head held high, ready to come back in four years. (8 if the elected President is a good one)

I resolve to better myself over this year. This means I will focus on what I am good at, find a way to market it, and make a better life for myself and my children. This is a thing I have neglected over the past couple of years, so I really have to work hard at it. After all, my children need me to succeed.

I resolve to listen to all points of view, even when I disagree. Even those whose political ideology is the antithesis of my own are know to drop nuggets of wisdom. For example, there's Susan Estrich. She worked for the failed Dukakis campaign back in '88, and is extremely liberal. However, her knowledge about backroom politics is great, as is her grasp of how campaigns work. She falls in the category of honest liberal. And yes, there's such a thing.

I resolve to spend time doing things to make this world a better place, rather than just sit on my ass and spout opinions. I'm sure I could do more, for example, to help the push toward the FairTax. After all, there's a lot of people who say they support shit. There are few who actually put their money (or time in my case) in the pot for things they believe.

I resolve to come up with better blog entries than this piece of shit, which is not shaping up to be much, as I've run out of things to type. However, Iowa begins picking major party candidates in two days, so that should not be a problem.

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