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August 28, 2008 |
Have you considered running for president in 2012? Think about it, would you? I know you're busy, but maybe by 2012 we'll be ready to "get up and do what needs to be done". You're just the person to help us do that.
Karl, I think we'd better do the right thing in the fall of 2008 and not wait for 2012. And I'm not the person to do it. I am lacking in patience, I have a low tolerance for meetings and organization, I do not do well in confrontational situations, I am thin-skinned, impulsive, poorly-informed about most of what a president must deal with, such as hedge funds—I honestly don't know what they are. And nobody can be elected president who wears red socks and red shoes. On the other hand, I am tall and wear glasses and am able to impersonate sagacity, but it's all window dressing. Your trust is misplaced, sir. I owe it to the American people not to serve and I intend to continue not serving.