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For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)

Do you want to be a candidate?

Yes
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50%
No
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46%
Already am
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4%
Am elected Politician
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No votes
Student Council Member if that counts
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Total votes : 24

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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Political Candidate/Aspiring Candidate Thread

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:26 pm

This thread is long overdue.

Rules:
1: No talking crap or doxxing candidates in this thread. Constructive, civil criticism is fine.
2: Be polite.
3: No spamming advertisements, trolling, etc.
4: No telling people not to run due to age, education level, views, past, or if you disapprove of or dislike them.
5: Be supportive.
6: Ideology doesn't matter here, attack Communists, Nazis etc. elsewhere unless describing something relevant to your campaign.


This thread will be for candidates and aspiring candidates to discuss their campaigns, their desire to run, campaign strategy, goals, how it's going, challenges, plans, policies, support each other and aspiring candidates.

To start with we have a starting discussion: Do you see partisanship in your country as a issue? Did it inspire you to want to get involved? What persuaded you to or what is holding you back?
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Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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Farnhamia
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Postby Farnhamia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:28 pm

Implied in my response to your telegram was you waiting for an answer from the Mod Team before starting this. :eyebrow:
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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 pm

Farnhamia wrote:Implied in my response to your telegram was you waiting for an answer from the Mod Team before starting this. :eyebrow:

"The Serenìsima Repùblica of Farnhamia
18 minutes ago
Hmmm ... as long as they aren't soliciting contributions. Tell you what, go to Moderation and make thread, ask the question there. You'll get a few Mod opinions. Put "[Mods Only]" in the title.'

That I thought related to the sigs and showing websites only.
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Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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Borovan entered the region as he
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Borovan entered the region as he » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:30 pm

Is this rp
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Eternal Lotharia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:30 pm

Borovan entered the region as he wrote:Is this rp

No.
Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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LiberNovusAmericae
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 pm

Partisanship is a very big issue, and it is absolutely ridiculous that people side with their party even when it violates their personal beliefs. I don't plan to run for public office though.
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Postby Farnhamia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Implied in my response to your telegram was you waiting for an answer from the Mod Team before starting this. :eyebrow:

"The Serenìsima Repùblica of Farnhamia
18 minutes ago
Hmmm ... as long as they aren't soliciting contributions. Tell you what, go to Moderation and make thread, ask the question there. You'll get a few Mod opinions. Put "[Mods Only]" in the title.'

That I thought related to the sigs only.

We misunderstood each other, I guess. We'll leave it.
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:"The Serenìsima Repùblica of Farnhamia
18 minutes ago
Hmmm ... as long as they aren't soliciting contributions. Tell you what, go to Moderation and make thread, ask the question there. You'll get a few Mod opinions. Put "[Mods Only]" in the title.'

That I thought related to the sigs only.

We misunderstood each other, I guess. We'll leave it.

Yes my apologies. :)
Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm

Trump's victory made me choose to run, since he made me feel terrified for the country, but it was a slow burn, for 2 years I was stuck between that and my desire to be a filmmaker and game designer. Throughout 2018 I began entertaining the idea as more than a distant option. AOC's victory inspired me to run this year and after seriously considering running and not running due to lots of factors. However her victory sealed my choice to run even though I still was hesitant.

I now see my city mired in City Officials who argue like children, and failing to address important concerns. I have a far different governing philosophy and am forward thinking and plan to release policy proposal after policy proposal of fresh new policies once I have staff to manage my community outreach for a time.
Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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The Union of the West
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Founded: Jul 07, 2013
Father Knows Best State

Postby The Union of the West » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:56 pm

I have no intention of running for office for a plethora of reasons, but I will say partisanship is a huge issue here. But I think even deeper than the partisan divide, however, is a cultural divide that partisanship reinforces.
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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:00 pm

The Union of the West wrote:I have no intention of running for office for a plethora of reasons, but I will say partisanship is a huge issue here. But I think even deeper than the partisan divide, however, is a cultural divide that partisanship reinforces.


Elaborate?



Also I asked my party in a email-not as random as you think there's context-if my age or poverty was an issue in supporting a candidate like me.

They said poverty isn't and they said only citizenship matters and asked me if I was-age related-, I said I was, they replied "cool see you at the meeting." :p
Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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The Union of the West
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Father Knows Best State

Postby The Union of the West » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
The Union of the West wrote:I have no intention of running for office for a plethora of reasons, but I will say partisanship is a huge issue here. But I think even deeper than the partisan divide, however, is a cultural divide that partisanship reinforces.


Elaborate?

Which part?
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Eternal Lotharia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Eternal Lotharia » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 pm

The Union of the West wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Elaborate?

Which part?

The cultural divide.
Keyboard being a pain. Will take longer to do stuff until further notice.
This flag does not represent my nation being evil or nazi, fascist, etc., it's not. I'm also not any of those.
This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.
Candidate for City Council of a large city.
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Just like your life.

Woah. Okay. Harsh. True, but harsh.


Telconi wrote:
Shrillland wrote:Will you all knock it off? Leave reruns where they belong, on Basic Cable.


It's the election thread. It is literally the basic cable of our society.

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Bear Stearns
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Founded: Dec 02, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Bear Stearns » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:47 pm

I'm at a point in my life where if I wanted to run for a small-time office in my city, I'd actually have a decent chance of winnings due to my network having the influence alone. However, it is not something I am interested in doing.

Several my older peers and colleagues, however, are prominent enough that they could successfully run for a position such as mayor.

My immediate boss is friends with both the current and former governor of my state, so there is that.
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Nakena
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Postby Nakena » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:26 pm

Having been a registred party member back then, I considered entering politics some years ago and if I would have followed that path further down I might have become a city councilier or maybe some kind of party functionary by now.

It was still an worthwhile experience because I learned how politics work in practice and more importantly I know the mentality, strength, weaknesses and composition of those people who will be in power in the forseeable future.
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Postby Shrillland » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 am

I've no desire to run myself, I live in an area that's less than supportive of my policies. I had thought about it when I was younger, but I was dissuaded because Autistic folks like me were considered less than capable at the time(we have since progressed somewhat).
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Postby Kowani » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:54 am

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
The Union of the West wrote:Which part?

The cultural divide.

Rural America and City America are very different places, mate.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:58 am

At one point I considered it but I no longer have any aspirations in the field, at least under our current system. I'm content to simply write on political topics and put my thoughts out there to hopefully convert more people to my line of thinking.

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Postby Kowani » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:00 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:At one point I considered it but I no longer have any aspirations in the field, at least under our current system. I'm content to simply write on political topics and put my thoughts out there to hopefully convert more people to my line of thinking.

You’re not gonna get that many agorists, mate.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:01 am

Kowani wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:At one point I considered it but I no longer have any aspirations in the field, at least under our current system. I'm content to simply write on political topics and put my thoughts out there to hopefully convert more people to my line of thinking.

You’re not gonna get that many agorists, mate.


Good think I'm not an agorist I guess lol.

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Postby Kowani » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:02 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Kowani wrote:You’re not gonna get that many agorists, mate.


Good think I'm not an agorist I guess lol.

You’re not? I really need more sleep, I’m mixing people up.
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Blargoblarg
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Founded: Sep 06, 2010
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:54 am

I haven't decided for sure yet, but I'm considering running for my state house district in my state's legislature.
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Postby The New California Republic » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:39 am

I assume this is just addressing American political candidates?
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Postby Shrillland » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:57 am

The New California Republic wrote:I assume this is just addressing American political candidates?


No, not at all...I don't think. OP will clarify I'm sure. There's plenty of offices around the world that people can run for.
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:20 am

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