Donald Allen

Donald Allen is an idealist. He talks about the major issues of today (Energy Independence, Social Security, Healthcare, etc.) but his campaign is exactly what I would expect for a person running for city council in a city of 25,000. Some people may be nostalgic for a time when leading our country was a matter of leading the people and expecting them to live virtuous lives. That is not the day we live in. We live in a bureaucracy with so much momentum that it requires an understanding of the mechanisms in motion in order to safely make a change. Dr. Allen would not be prepared for such a job as President.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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4 Responses to Donald Allen

  1. JM Bell says:

    What’s the back story here? Where did you see/find/hear about this guy?

    As close as I follow everything political, I had forgotten that not only was Sen. Gravel still alive, but running for President until the debate last night (not that it’ll matter).

  2. David says:

    I found him from the Wikipedia list of candidates and potential candidates. I use the list to determine who has filed with the FEC – I won’t post about anyone who hasn’t filed with the FEC. That’s where I heard about Mike Gravel when I reviewed his candidacy as well.

  3. If what you say is true, David, and not just your opinion, then none of the present candidates is prepared to deal with the “momentum” of world economics, diplomacy, progression of the North American Union, or the oil trade. The Presidency, then, is just a figurehead position that just about anyone can fill (as we have seen from our last few presidents). Someone who can’t properly pronounce “nuclear” can be president, or someone with a know pre-history of pathologic adultery could be voted in. Therefore I am as valid a candidate as any of the leaders, only I don’t carry the political party baggage that they do. BIG difference!
    Donald K. Allen, MS, DVM
    Lt. Col., USAFR (IMA)

  4. David says:

    First of all, I can’t claim that it is more than my opinion.

    Second, it has been said that running a presidential campaign is the best preparation for being President and that we can learn a lot about a candidate by their campaign. In that case, a campaign that would take the time to respond to an obscure blog post is evidence of an organization that is, as I suggested, unprepared to operate the complex mechanisms of the administrative branch of our government.

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