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I would view Russia, France, and America as Kakistocracys. Talsley (talk) 19:22, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

That's nice. ТyrannisPlead 19:23, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I am glad you think so. Talsley (talk) 19:25, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Why the hell would anyone want to be POTUS, anyway?[edit]

Forgive me for being US-Centric, if this conversation needs to move, I'll move it. After years of studying American History, I have come to the conclusion it is an awful job. The President becomes the single most-hated person in the US, is expected to work miracles, and is a target for assassination. The upsides are either intangible (a job well-done), can be found in the private sector (good pay and a nice house), or are illegal (making lots of money for you and your friends). --TheLateGatsby (talk) 13:43, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

As the Boss said
You better get it straight darling Poor men wanna be rich, rich men wanna be kings,And a king aint satisfied till he rules everything.
and so it goes. Bad Faith (talk) 13:55, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
The President of the United States is the most powerful human being on the face of the Earth. He can begin and end global conflicts. He can shape the destiny of nations, for better or for worse. He has the most potent platform in the world to promote his beliefs and wishes. Each President leaves a mark on history, and there's a good chance to be not only remembered forever, but to become a legend.
So yeah... there are perks.--ADtalkModerator 14:33, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
And you get to screw the likes of Marilyn Monroe - although that's not part of the official job description. Bad Faith (talk) 15:56, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
I really don't see the "perks" there... Scarlet A.pngd hominem 22:05, 14 August 2012 (UTC)