"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."
~Clarence Darrow
"Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln."
~Will Rogers
"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."
~George Bernard Shaw
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
~H.L. Mencken

As Long-Time readers know, I have been running for president since 1996. I decided not to do so this year, for reasons that will become clear in the months ahead. However, in 2000, and especially in 2004, I wrote a series of Presidential Columns, what I would do if elected. A few weeks ago I thought to re-run those, with 2008 comments added in, but gave up after only one entry, since I did not want to give anyone false hope.

To be sure: I would make a much better president than anyone who might win today. But I fear I will be the only one voting for me. And that's okay, as I have other plans.

Anyway, while I never re-ran all my Presidential Columns, I thought you might like to look through them today. Yes, today is wall to wall politics (something I covered in the two previous posts), but all the Democrat/Republican stuff seems pretty pathetic when you compare it to Hyperion's Awesome Words.

So, take a break from the real world, and see how it could have been......

2000 Election

#8 So It Comes to this (October 28, 2000) - I throw my hat in the ring.

#8 Redux - The above column, with snide 2008 remarks thrown in.

#9 54-40, And I'm Just Getting Started (November 3, 2000) - My platform**

#10 It's Time to Give a Checkers Speech (November 9, 2000) - Two days after Election Night, when no one knew who would win

#11 Tomato/Tomahto; Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (November 12, 2000) - The Election might be over, but Hyperion is still running!

#17 An Open Letter to George Bush (December 14, 2000) - Written the day after the Election was decided

#18 An Open Letter to Al Gore (December 14, 2000) - Written the day after the Election was decided

#20 A Few Modest Proposals (December 18, 2000) - Hyperion can't stop writing campaign columns**

2004 Election

#285 Large Beautiful Men of the World Unite! (March 3, 2004) - Hyperion explains (with math!) how he can actually win the Election

#286 THIS is Courage (March 7, 2004) - Hyperion exposes the conspiracy that controls the world**

#288 If I Led {Round 1} (March 13, 2004) - Hyperion lays out his new platform and changes to the Consitution

#295 If I Led {Round 2} (April 18, 2004) - Hyperion on Citizenship, the Electoral College, Campaign Finance Reform, and Cookies

#313 The Chicago Way {Round 3} (August 31, 2004) - Hyperion on Terrorism**

#316 Round 4 (September 16, 2004) - Hyperion's Foreign Policy, as it relates to Military Intervention

#318 Read or Read Not (October 1, 2004) - Hyperion on Transportation, Fiat Money, the Draft, and Treason

#319 To Do List (October 19, 2004) - Hyperion's Energy Plan, plus thoughts on Voter Fraud**

#320 Edumacation and the "Lesser Evil" Fallacy (October 20, 2004) - Hyperion on Education, and "throwing away" your vote**

#322 Round 8: Show Me the Money (October 22, 2004) - Hyperion on Wasteful Government Spending, and Fraud on Wall Street

#325 The Dream Fades (November 19, 2004) - Hyperion throws in the towel on 2004

2008 Election

Although I didn't run, I did write a few columns on this year's presidential election

#494 The Denunciation Game (March 13, 2008) - Guilt by Association in Politics

#497 Pretty Hard to Swallow (May 26, 2008) - A Hillary Clinton gaffe

#507 Race to Judgment (August 25, 2008) - The idea that not supporting Obama makes you Racist**

(**) denotes columns especially recommended, although most of these are pretty good. I don't believe everything I did in 2000, but you shouldn't trust someone who never evolves their position. I hope this is at least entertaining, and perhaps even stirs in your heart for what could be......

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