The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 October 2005

I do not choose to run

This thread at Okiedoke is highly worrisome. Mike started it out sensibly enough:

If you are…
  • a Democrat/liberal — What Republican could best lead the country now?
  • a Republican/conservative — What Democrat could best lead the country now?
  • a third party/Independent — What Republican or Democrat could best lead the country now?

The idea was to gauge the depth of the divide, which is a perfectly reasonable question. What's perturbing, though, is that as of this morning (subsequent postings might, and probably should, change things), I am outpolling everyone except John McCain. This is simply unbelievable, at least to me: who knew there was that much support for McCain?

And anyway, while I've already put out a sort of platform, I really don't have any political ambitions per se: the one job to have, I think, is Karl Rove's, and I don't quite meet the evil-genius specification called for by that position.

Besides, announcing plans to run for office is the surest way I know to unearth previously-buried copies of that calendar I posed for in the middle 1980s, and no one should have to see that on Drudge.

Posted at 7:42 AM to Political Science Fiction

Who'd a thunk it? Republicans compare you to Zell Miller. Expect an invitation to speak at the Okie Blogger Roundup!

Posted by: MikeH at 9:47 AM on 3 October 2005

Followed closely, no doubt, by an invitation to shut up. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:21 AM on 3 October 2005

If it helps, I wouldn't vote for you. :-)

Posted by: Matt at 1:16 PM on 3 October 2005

That makes two of us.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:20 PM on 3 October 2005