Sunday, April 22, 2012

Would you agree to be on the ticket as the vice-presidential nominee?  Answer wisely:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/when-no-means-yes-a-guide-to-veepstakes-denials/

17 comments:

TPassow said...

I would say no, not just because of the "saying no means yes" thing, but because i believe that if I was to be "picked", even if I WAS a capable candidate to become it, someone who could better handle the stress or job description would be a MUCH better choice than I.

bhlava said...

I would egarly agree in hopes to not be the final pick for VP. I don't really want to be the VP. Maybe Secretary of State, but that's a whole other topic.

bhlava said...

I would egarly agree in hopes to not be the final pick for VP. I don't really want to be the VP. Maybe Secretary of State, but that's a whole other topic.

neve57 said...

I would play it as saying "No, I'm not the right guy for the job", "I think other people deserve this more than me." Because then, if you don't get nominated, then its okay. But if you do get nominated, then you will have a chip on your shoulder because they thought you were the right guy for the job. So I would say no hoping to get picked for VP.

JakobL said...

Taking away the issue that I would never be eligible for vice-president I think I would agree in public to be on the ticket in order to NOT get selected. I think there would be much better candidates out there to handle the job than I ever could.

KKotecki said...

I do not think that I would agree unless I felt that I could work with the President to make the country better. I would not do it just to benefit myself if I feel there is a better candidate. Of course, if I did want to be the Vice President I would probably say no and then accept when asked by the Presidential candidate, as many people do, so that I do not sound desperate and look at it like a little kid looks at candy. I would just play it smooth and hope that all goes well. Plus, it's a huge role to play in ensuring the success of our country, which I would be very cautious to take unless I was sure that's what I wanted.

tFugarino said...

I would not agree to be on the ticket as a vice president because first of all that is alot of pressure. second i would not want to hold that much responsibilty in my hands knowing that your next in line if the president dies. would it be a good experience, yes, but not one that i would want to see.

MBoster said...

I would also say no. If i was a Republican in Congress right now im looking forward to 2016 when there will be an open seat election(because Obama will beat Romney in 2012) and a potential presidential run... then i could pick my own VP.

Big Al said...

I think i would follow in the lines of paul ryan. Saying i am happy with where i am in congress is a brilliant answer. This gives him the oppertunity of if/when elected to say id be happier with a spot in the white house. It isnt disqualifying himself as a candidate. His answer leaves him with room for debate. In nick eve's answer i feel like that would be the wrong thing to say. Saying im not the right guy for the job and that someone else is more skilled is saying you would suck at what you would do. That would turn off voters in my opinion. I think answering like paul ryan would be my sort of strategy.

Big Al said...

I think i would follow in the lines of paul ryan. Saying i am happy with where i am in congress is a brilliant answer. This gives him the oppertunity of if/when elected to say id be happier with a spot in the white house. It isnt disqualifying himself as a candidate. His answer leaves him with room for debate. In nick eve's answer i feel like that would be the wrong thing to say. Saying im not the right guy for the job and that someone else is more skilled is saying you would suck at what you would do. That would turn off voters in my opinion. I think answering like paul ryan would be my sort of strategy.

PaulHurlbut said...

I would for sure say no right away like everyone else does. But if the President asked me after getting the nomination I think that I would most likely say yes. Who can say no to the President? It would also depend on my position in politics at the time and how I was liked by the general public.

Jegan said...

If nominated i would say yes, however in events leading up to the nomination i would deny any allegations of me even being a candidate for the vice presidency. Just to avoid the political miss fire of seeming arrogant.

jboyle said...

I would say no. I would not want to be VP unless I was 100% confident in how I was going to do. I would also not want to be VP because of the responsibility in the job.

Adam Joerres said...

It would depend on where I was in my political career. If I myself was looking to run for president anywhere in the next 8 years I would say no and mean no. I feel that a job in the cabinet would be the right fit for someone who is loyal to their party but does not want to be Vice President. However if I did not see presidency in my near future I believe that I would say no but mean yes.

jblommel said...

I would definitely agree to be the Vice-Presidential nominee. I would follow the normal deny deny deny strategie to get the nomination, buy when it was offeered, I would definitely accept. The Vice Presidency would be a good way for me to help make the government do what I see as right and would be a stepping stone to possibly running for President. Plus the pension would be pretty nice too.

J.Mason said...

I would respectativly refuse to the offer,I do not see my self in any politcial position. I would be too much of an honest person and no one would like me to be in office.

skerns said...

I would say no because if I were to be vp in the end it would look like I am honored by the presidents request. Then it also wouldn't look like I'm cocky and sound like yes I'm going to be vp. What of it.