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Mar. 27th, 2008 01:17 pm A Challenge or Request to the Major Party Presidential Candidates

Given that all three of the major party presidential candidates are also sitting members of the US senate (and the only other officially running but mathematically eliminated candidate is in the US House), I will challenge them, or request, that they "put their money where their mouth is."

Instead of promising to fix things if elected, they should start the ball rolling by introducing the legislation now. I'd be much more impressed with a candidate who said "I believe that [whatever] is how to fix [problem of the day], so I've introduced legislation to do this" then one who says "If elected I will [whatever] to fix [problem of the day]."

Of course, I'm probably being an unrealistic idealist to think that any of the noticeable candidates would do such a thing. After all, why fix things as a senator when you can become the savior when president.

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Date:March 28th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
In some fairness to all three candidates, I suspect there have been legislative attempts at almost all of their platform positions at one time or another in recent years. Some of that may even have been authored by them.

But it's a lot easier to end a war as commander in chief than as a senator.
Date:March 28th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
I was, since they were in the news yesterday, thinking about economic platforms.

I will 100% give you the war since constitutionally, only the Commander in Chief can actually order the troops out. All congress can do is quit funding them.