chevyman58 wrote:R27 wrote:marteezy wrote:As a society, we have to placing people on a false pedestal. If there’s any good that may come from the Trump presidency, maybe it will be that we finally start seeing real people run for office instead of these corporately manufactured fools.
That's funny. I think it forces the real people out because the truly smart people are smart enough to realize they want nothing to do with it. I think about running for local office and even then I'm like, do I really want to get involved in this game?
I was a City Council Member, then Mayor, for a growing Texas city of 60,000+ (now 75,000), a 'suburb' of Austin. It was very, very tough & time consuming. The political games were, for me, intolerable. So much so I didn't run for re-election. They were non-compensated elected offices, I was able to self-fund my campaign & afford the time to perform my duties. Many can't.
Oh yeah. My grandpa was involved municipal politics for many years and I've heard lots of stories about his campaigns and the politics involved.