President Obama will soon be Former-President Obama and he’s looking for a new job. Running a country is a lot like running a company, but with less hostility.
Obama told Bloomberg:
“Now, I’m always careful about drawing too many easy parallels there, because sometimes there are CEOs who come in and start explaining to me how I should be running the presidency. And I sometimes have to stop them and say, ‘All right. One, I appreciate your advice. But imagine a situation in which half your board and management were actively trying to get rid of you and prevent you from accomplishing anything. And you had 2 million employees, and you couldn’t fire a large portion of them. And your competitors weren’t simply promoting their own products, but were continually saying how your products were the worst that were ever invented and will cause a civilizational crisis. If you pull that all together, then you’ve got about half of what I’m dealing with on a daily basis.'”
I am going to run for President. I’ll be old enough and I sure can’t do worse than some other people running.
I’m going to start with the revolutionary approach to allowing women to make policy that affect their bodies.
I’m going to follow-up with marriage equality across the board. No exceptions (You hear that The South?). (Churches, you can do whatever you like under your roofs, no one is going to force you to do things against your beliefs on your own ground).
Marijuana, I can’t stand the smell of it, but I’m going to legalize it so it can be sold and taxed.
Military spending. We’re going to spend more of what can keep us safe and less on things that we feel the need to build because that’s what we’ve always done.
Alternate Energy. That’s a thing we’re going to promote and explore. Elon Musk may end up as Secretary of Energy.
Climate Change is a thing that’s happening. Let’s try not to make it happen as fast.
Guns. You’ve got enough of them. Want to hunt? Fine. Home defense? Great. Need to own military grade weapons? Then you’re joining the military. Welcome to my new solution to the draft. If you need military weapons, you’re going somewhere where you’ll learn how to use them properly and where they can be used if necessary. (Texas, most of you are going to be in the armed forces by 2017.)
Finally, I’m going to be wrong and change my mind because that’s what humans do.
I’ll need to find a running mate. Operators are standing by.
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The election for President is not until November 2016. But some reason, the summer of 2015 is the time to announce a run for presidency. From my ignorance into the subject, it seems like that would just give your opponents over a year to find every single misstep you make or have made in your life.
Instead of waiting until later this year, or even early next, now is the time to place a gigantic microscope over the head of you and your families. I don’t get it. But sure enough, we’ve not been disappointed so far.
While I do not follow the campaigns yet, because I won’t start caring about the election until about midway through 2016 when the field thins and we have an idea of who the real front-runners are going to be.
But it would seem to me that buying up the major top-level
I’m sure these won’t be the first domain-related hijinx of the election season. Remember, when you’re considering a run for President, at least spend the money on the major top-level domains.
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