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Qualifications to run for president?

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October 24, 2017 9:30AM

There are 3 things to be the president of the United States.

They are....

  • Person must be a natural born citizen of the United States
  • Candidate must be at least 35 years old
  • Must have been a permanent resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years

Only native-born U.S. citizens, at least 35 years of age, and must live in the United States for at least 14 years to be president, in addition to being a natural-born citizen
To have any chance of being elected, you need to be elected to a high office such as governor or senator or else be a national military hero. Such a position will make you a leader in your political party and give you access to other party leaders. You need to have a solid organization in your home state and at least some money available. After you have established some claim to be electable, you need to take advantage of all opportunities to make speeches and be seen on television both on talk shows or in the performance of your official duties. Once people start mentioning your name as a potential candidate, you need to get your supporters to set up a finance committee and set up fund-raising dinners and appearance for you. If all goes well, you can start planning the primary campaign and setting up a national organization. You need to make a good showing in the early primaries and hope that your campaign picks up momentum and more funding as the convention draws nearer.

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November 15, 2012 5:40PM

To have any chance of being elected, you need to be elected to a high office such as governor or senator or else be a national military hero. Such a position will make you a leader in your political party and give you access to other party leaders. You need to have a solid organization in your home state and at least some money available. After you have established some claim to be electable, you need to take advantage of all opportunities to make speeches and be seen on television both on talk shows or in the performance of your official duties. Once people start mentioning your name as a potential candidate, you need to get your supporters to set up a finance committee and set up fund-raising dinners and appearance for you. If all goes well, you can start planning the primary campaign and setting up a national organization. You need to make a good showing in the early primaries and hope that your campaign picks up momentum and more funding as the convention draws nearer.