One of the reasons I am running for office is my own personal curiosity. I want to know:
How does one get elected to a public office in America?
The simple answer is; win an election. Theoretically, in our democratic system whoever has more wins.
That’s where it gets interesting. More what?
How does a candidate get a nomination from a political party?
How do you get on the ballot if you’re not nominated by a party?
What must a candidate do to get elected?
Whom must a candidate associate themselves with to get elected?
How much time does it take to get elected?
How much money does it cost to get it elected?
Can it be free?
Can there be no strings attached to any one individual or corporation?
Is it a binary choice?
Is it binary? Or is that just what we have been lead to believe during our lifetime?
What would our Founding Fathers think of America in 2020?
Why are the Republicans in control in Indiana?
Why are the Democrats in control of other states?
Can a third party make a difference?
Why can’t we all get along?
Is there a formula to win that doesn’t include out spending?
I don’t know the answers. I know some facts of my lifetime and I don’t agree with them.
I’m no scientist or mathematician . But, much like some famous and infamous academics I am entering my own small scale political science experiment in Indiana.
Please join in.
Or, don’t. That’s another option.
But, if you don’t then you can’t complain about the results at least not for anyone in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District.
It’s a big question with multiple layers and I’m up to the task. Much like every other instance in my own life where the odds were stacked against me, my own determination and curiosity will win out.
I want to unite US. Not divide US. Like those other camps.
Theoretical or applied physics?
Relativity or quantum mechanics?
Republican or Democrat?
Left or Right?
Liberal or Conservative?
The definition of insanity
Politically speaking I’m trying other. Because choosing between the usual suspects has gotten me nowhere during my lifetime in terms of what I care about. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of madness.
or does that make me,
Either way I look forward to the next 8 months or so!