I have decided that I wasted my most productive years by working, to earn my daily bread. And here I am; trying to survive on the piddling amount of pension that the company grudgingly gave me.
This realization came after observing several months of live accounts from ‘wannabee’ candidates for the office of President of our Country.
The best that I can figure is, all that is necessary to compete; is just to throw your hat into the ring and the money comes pouring in. You solicit your best Buddy to manage your campaign and he immediately buys, or rents, a Bus or an Airplane for you to travel back and forth, across the country, to tell folks what you will do if they give you enough money to be elected.
In fact, you don’t have to make a lot of promises. It is much easier to point out the mistakes of your opponent and / or the opposing party. This pretty much guarantees the influx of money for your campaign to continue. Your manager is careful to schedule your first appearances and speeches in the states that you lead in your last attempt to win the nomination for the same, (or another), office.
It is here that you can convince them that things would have been different if the rest of the country had only followed suit by electing you, instead of the incumbent. And the money continues to roll in.
With time running out; the latest political polls come into play, with your name among the bottom few. It is now that you realize that your chances for the nomination are little or none; but you continue to solicit votes and money although it is not as easy as before.
Finally, your manager advises that the cause is hopeless and it would be in your best interest to withdraw from the race. This decision is carefully planned to induce the frontrunners of the party to consider you as a ‘running mate’; therefore, you pledge your support to the one you consider has a better chance of winning,
Your thinking is; that a half a loaf of bread is better than no bread at all. A plus at this juncture is that; if you are selected as a contender for VICE / (Whatever); a Bus and/or Plane, will be available to you as well, for the duration of the campaign.
If you are successful in your bid for the position of the “number 2,” spot, for the Countries leader; the job will be less arduous.
All that you will have to do is to wake up every morning and ask; “HOW IS THE PRESIDENT?” If reported that he is fine; you may either go back to sleep or call for a Tee-Time at the Club.
Come to think about it; perhaps, I WILL get serious and amend the slate at a later date.
What’s wrong with…. “DEMIJON - 2016 ?”
Remember: A vote for me, is a ‘vote for me.’ “Any more questions?” Dj.