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First Online Candidate for U.S. President 2012
Magician Rich Ferguson asks for help to run for President of the United States as the first online candidate in history. Rich Ferguson's slogan is No Tricks, Just Common Sense.
Rich says, "I meet all the requirements in the constitution. I was born and have lived in the US my entire life(well over 14 years as required), I'm over 35 and as a candidate I'd be acceptable to a large number of people across the nation due to the internet.
I'm part republican, part democrat, part independent, part liberal and would not classify myself clearly as one or the other. I suppose to fit in a voting box and the system that we have, I'll run under independent but would fight to ensure equality and a high quality of life for anyone with any political affiliation, lifestyle or belief… Period. All the little arguments, positions and views do not matter compared to taking care of each other.
High level politics has become a rich person's sport. It's become a business rather than serving communities and people first.. and I'm all about being self employed, running a business and having the freedom to do what I want… but not at the expense of my neighbors or community. Enough's enough. To some degree, our country has been run like a bad business and as a business, we are bankrupt and a lot of people need to be fired… and others promoted!
I have no political background… but I have a masters in being an average citizen scraping to get ahead. I know little about the game of politics but I know plenty about what people want… and have a whole lot of street smarts and common sense that seems to be lacking everywhere.
Politics has become a game of tricks. I've been a full time magician for over 14 years… and I know all about smoke and mirrors. Maybe I can make a few people in office that are crooks disappear since they are in the political game for sport and money… without much care how it affects you and me.
Perhaps it's time to find another way and get back to the basics. Why can't we pick a nobody if we wanted? It can cost 100's of millions to run for president. What an unfortunate waste of resources. As your president, I'll make no deals, have zero tolerance for corruption and waste, not alter my views and maintain my morals. There is one goal- To take great care of our citizens who deserve to live life happy, healthy, safe lives complete with education and heath care… and to be a great example as the best nation to others. "No Tricks, Just Common Sense!"
Most likely, I'll never even make it to filing… but hopefully I'll get some to think about the possibilities and where we seem to be headed… regardless of their political affiliation.
It's time for everyone to get Rich! Vote for Rich Ferguson for President 2012."
Is Rich serious? His blog says he might be. Rich says he wants people to fight for what they want and deserve and quite being armchair critics without lifting a finger to accomplish changes on their own or contributing to their community.