What principles am I running on? I can't be bought. I will accept no contributions. Veterans and children are at the top of my list, especially where their health is concerned. Congressional people get no retirement perks - no retirement, free school for their kids; nothing. They should do their jobs, for which minimum wage would be fair I believe, and that's it. If they don't like it, they shouldn't run for office.
Also, I am adamant about not stealing land from Americans and selling it to people in other countries in the name of business development. That's crap.
Lobbyists should not be allowed. If someone in office is so stupid that they need a guy with deep pockets to show them how to vote on certain issues, they should be sent home so they can get another job.
As far as religion goes, people should have the right to believe whatever they want, but it should never be a campaign issue. Neither should it be a determinate when it comes to passing laws.
The color of a person's skin means nothing to me. We're all equal in my books.
Pretty much, that's where I stand, or sit, since I'm at the computer at the moment. How do I intend to run? On election day, I will bring a sharp pencil and write myself in unless, by some magic, there is actually someone I can respect running. Miracles happen.
I'm not a vote hog. If you plan a write-in campaign, let me know. Could be I'll vote for you.
Am I making a mockery of the election system? Certainly not. Those with their fat, pompous asses in office right now are the ones who have done that. I once wrote editorials for the local newspaper. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword, or the long green.
One thing. If you plan to write yourself in for a particular office, be prepared to do the job if you are elected. Twice, I was elected to office that way. Obviously, no one else wanted the job since I was voted in the first time on the basis of my single vote. The next time someone else voted for me too. Woo, hoo! Way to go for me.
Happy campaigning, my friends, to all of you going my route.