Q&A Friday #25: Would You Ever Be Interested In Running For Office?

by John Hawkins | October 21, 2005 8:43 am

Question: “Would you ever be interested in holding political office?” — oneisnotprime

Answer: Like most people, I think I’d enjoy being a Governor, Congressman, Senator, or President. However, a guy like me, who’s not rich or famous, could never get that high in politics without doing years and years worth of Republican Party grunt work and having done some of it in college, I can tell you that it doesn’t particularly appeal to me.

It’s like wanting to be a professional basketball player, but realizing that even if you have the talent to do it — which is a big “if” — you don’t want to spend the next few years playing basketball 5 hours a day and running wind sprints.

In my case, I don’t particularly enjoy traveling, pressing flesh, meetings, wearing suits, or suffering fools gladly, which means I’d probably never stick in there long enough to become a successful candidate anyway.

On the other hand, being immersed in politics and blogging about it is a blast. So, even though I’m still a small fry who’s still paying his dues in the blogging game, I’m having fun doing it. Because of that, I’ll probably end up being more of a success as a blogger than I ever would have as a politician anyway.

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