"If nominated, I shall run to Mexico. If elected, I shall fight extradition" Mo Udall, 1984 in a variant of a statement made for dozens of years.Would you consider running for prez, Sam? I would vote for you.
There's no bribe, no threat, no award, no prize great enough for me to EVER consider running for statewide or worse, national office.
I'm too laid back, too squeamish, too sentimental, too disorganized to run. I have no credentials that anyone would consider valuable.
Every kid I knew in school, every former girlfriend, every person who THOUGHT they knew me or imagined they did would come forward.
I have way too many things in my life that would be paraded, distorted, mocked and so on. And the payoff is terrible. Very few Presidents in
my lifetime are remembered fondly by most people, and many are hated. It takes a special kind of crazy to run for President.