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Old 06-11-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Just a thought:Bono in politics?

If he wanted to would Bono make a presidential candidate,would he make the world better?revise a revolution?
What do you think,and don`t make this thread junk people,please it is just for thought...
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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I really, really, REALLY hope he never goes into politics.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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To run for Presidency in the United States he would need to be a US citizen.

He could run for Irish President but it probably would not interest him as it is a purely ceremonial role and the real power rests in the executive and legislature.

Should Bono run for Irish President, I very much hope and believe that the electorate would reject him, given that he is an imperialist lickspittle.
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I mean hell no I don`t want him as president he makes to good of music,I was just thinking that if he did,would he make a difference?
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I think he would be laughed at more than he would be taken seriously. I love the man, but I wouldn't want him as president. Besides, he doesnt want to move to a smaller house.
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To run for Presidency in the United States he would need to be a US citizen.
ok,just because they are born in the US means they can up and run for president?
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I think he would be laughed at more than he would be taken seriously.
Like Bush...
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I mean hell no I don`t want him as president he makes to good of music,I was just thinking that if he did,would he make a difference?
Absolutely not.

The system and its idiosyncracies and especially its complacency are much greater than one man.
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Like Bush...
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Also, I think people like Bono and think he is cool for what he does only because he doesnt have to be doing it. He's a rock star and could be doing millions of other things. I don't think people would have the same fondness for him if his advocacy became his full-time job.
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I would never want him to do it, but Jesse Ventura was a governor. Arnold is. And well, GWB is a two term President.
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No.

You don't think Bush gets laughed at more than he gets taken seriously? Even his voters are laughing at him...
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You don't think Bush gets laughed at more than he gets taken seriously? Even his voters are laughing at him...
Aside from the number of people who originally voted for him who dont like him anymore, I believe the people who are laughing at him are the people who would never take him (or probably any politician) seriously anyway. That group probably consists of many people who hate government no matter who is in charge, and loathes the idea of a "President of the United States." I'm not putting you in that group, BVS (though, I dont know, you might be).
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Aside from the number of people who originally voted for him who dont like him anymore, I believe the people who are laughing at him are the people who would never take him (or probably any politician) seriously anyway. That group probably consists of many people who hate government no matter who is in charge, and loathes the idea of a "President of the United States."
Well I think he's laughable (but I can't laugh, it's too sad and troubling-well other than when he just looks personally ridiculous) and I wouldn't put myself in any of those categories.
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Aside from the number of people who originally voted for him who dont like him anymore, I believe the people who are laughing at him are the people who would never take him (or probably any politician) seriously anyway. That group probably consists of many people who hate government no matter who is in charge, and loathes the idea of a "President of the United States."
Um, no, it's people who think HE is a complete moron, and that has nothing to do with their views of the government, and all to do with the fact he actually is a moron.
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That group probably consists of many people who hate government no matter who is in charge, and loathes the idea of a "President of the United States."
That's a very narrow and ignorant statement.
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