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yeoman6987

(14,449 posts)
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 11:46 AM Feb 2015

Do you think that politicians who run for President should resign their seats the day they announce?

I have been thinking about this for years. I guess I wonder if a politician is running around the country do they really get a feel of what is going on in Washington. I remember when McCain was running and one day he returned to Washington to vote but had not been there during any of the days of discussion of the issue (honestly I don't remember the bill), but I find it ridiculous that we pay them a Senator or House salary for up to two years while they are traveling across the country. I know this is going to be controversial but I am pretty sure it would be best for the country and state to have a full time representative in the seat for two years.


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Do you think that politicians who run for President should resign their seats the day they announce? (Original Post) yeoman6987 Feb 2015 OP
You enact campaign finance regulation. LuvLoogie Feb 2015 #1
If somebody is running for office, should they quit their job? MohRokTah Feb 2015 #2
Absolutely NV Whino Feb 2015 #3
No Gman Feb 2015 #4
No. They shouldn't have to. Running for another office is just a lengthy job interview. BlueCaliDem Feb 2015 #5
The bill you did not remember was the bank bailout bill. former9thward Feb 2015 #6
 

MohRokTah

(15,429 posts)
2. If somebody is running for office, should they quit their job?
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 12:02 PM
Feb 2015

If you run for city council, should you quit your job to do so?

That's really what you're asking.

No, you shouldn't be required to quit your job to run for president.

NV Whino

(20,886 posts)
3. Absolutely
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 12:02 PM
Feb 2015

It would separate the wheat from the idiots.

If they feel strongly about running for President, they will have no problem giving up their current position. I'm tired of the "I will have my cake and eat you, too" attitude of these assholes.

Gman

(24,780 posts)
4. No
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 12:09 PM
Feb 2015

We often need them where they were if they don't win. Good example is Tom Harkin. There are many others. Would you want Warren or Sanders to resign?

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
5. No. They shouldn't have to. Running for another office is just a lengthy job interview.
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 12:11 PM
Feb 2015

If you have a job and want to move up to a higher position and begin applying for it at another firm, would you have to quit first before you start the job application process?

This is pretty much the same thing only in large scale.

former9thward

(31,964 posts)
6. The bill you did not remember was the bank bailout bill.
Sun Feb 22, 2015, 12:17 PM
Feb 2015

Neither Obama or McCain had been present for discussion of the bill. They came back for the vote and both said it was the responsibility of Congress to bail out the banks "to save the economy".

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