We give up!

08Mar07

We’ve tried… We really have! We wanted to evoke political debate and to a certain extend we succeeded to do just that. On the other hand, we failed miserably to draw enough attention our way. Bill Gates probably noticed and read the website and our arguments, but he probably didn’t feel the drive needed to go for that presidential candidacy…We would like to thank all of you who tried to get this thing to work, and we hope we’ve inspired some people to think about the US Presidency in a way they never did before.

I’ll leave the website in it’s bare form online as a reminder of better times. This, however, will be our final update.

Peace!

PS. The campaign store is still open for 30 days, for those interested ;)

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40 Responses to “We give up!”  

  1. 1 rei

    It’s not surprising that it didn’t work out.

    But it was definitely a good idea. It’s nice to dream :)

  2. 2 Ash

    I do not think he would have gone very far… him and his corporation are stretching as it is, trying to sue everyone and their mother. As well as the unsuccessful launch of Vista… how about an unsuccessful run at the presidency! My only hopes is that it would somehow ruin him.

  3. 3 e. ogas

    I think the main problem was not enough publicity. In fact, today was the first time I had ever heard of the site, but just a few days ago, after going over the lesson on campaign funding in AP U.S Government, some friends and I discussed how great it would be if Bill Gates would run for president. When I came upon the news story on slashdot that the Gates for President group had failed, I had a quick sense of delight, then a realization of lost hope as I read on. Whatever, there will be more elections (assuming Clinton doesn’t win, making the U.S like 1984 (hehe, I kid)).

  4. 4 Steve

    Thank You! Dilbert is a wonderful contribution, but had you succeeded in making Gates the successor to Bush it would prove to be the worst 12-16 years of this country’s history.

  5. 5 Jesse

    I’m really glad this didn’t work out.

    I could add about 40 things to the why not bill page, to bad it’ll never come about. If he delt with america, the way he deals with software, we would be screwed.

    - copying wepaon designs would replace any new ideas
    - licensing for the use of the english language in other countries
    - forced upgrades for things like cars, passports, the fridge.
    - DRM based logins to watch TV that is 60% commercials (20% of which are for MS)
    - 6 years of development per budget, which comes out wrong the first two times.

    the whole idea is retarted. he is by no means suitable. I do understand that yes, the options in the last few elections have been so dire that I too, have said, a monkey could do this better, but it’s not time to raid the zoo.

    let bill do his job. he’s really good at lying and stealing idea’s for windows.

  6. 6 Patrick

    ok, so who is really surprise at this. What sane, intelligent person that has so many options before them would ever choose to run for president.

    Except for Ronald Reagan, no president has had that much going for them before they ran for office and even Reagan was at the end of his run of fortune and fame. Same was true of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a retired General, what else did he have to do?. All ther rest were professional politicians. peh!

    Bill has actually done something. He’s made a lot of money. Why would he stoop to be president?

    Could he order our military to march on in the face of the deaths of so many or would he have a solution so he wouldn’t have to? does world peace only come if there is no Islam? is there global warming, how do we combat AIDS, who stands up for human rights, and on and on…… Tough questions, even harder solutions.

    Could Bill Gates have been the person to offer America up as “the” world leader in the face of such ominous obstacles?

    Maybe, but sadly, we’ll never know.

    Fifteen years ago, before all this latest political mess started, my son’s sixth grade teacher had them write a paper in what they wanted to be. None, not one, wanted to be president. The teacher later said that when she asked that question in the sixties, nearly all the students answered that they wanted to grow up to be president. Well, not so anymore. Our loss.

  7. 7 Jonathan

    Jobs for president?

  8. 8 Concerned Voter

    Please, don’t give up so soon! This is a great idea!

  9. 9 bert

    Site was offline for 5 minute for a quick software update. Sorry!

  10. 10 never heard of this till now

    I would seriously consider bill gates for president, I might even help him campaign.

    I also like the idea of Steve Jobs, Micheal Dell, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. What better than self made billionaires to fix the debt problem of this country.

  11. 11 Albert

    I’m so sad…this would have been an amazing opportunity. Heck, you could see how much the senators liked him when he addressed them for the education, immigration, and health meeting.

  12. 12 Mr. Bill

    Happy Happy, Joy Joy. Thank you for giving up.

  13. 13 brian

    “I am right, you are wrong and round and round we go, forever”. For those lacking any true intelligence and makes cr*ppy comments on any “popular” topic going, understand this. The US of A got to where it is because of the true morality of their founding fathers and NOT because of “wealth”, plundering ability, muscle power of their genitalia transplanted to their heads, kleptomaniac prowess, bent politics, sub-culture/counter-culture, economics, the hollywooding of “bearing false witness against others” through stereo-typing/brainwashing/propaganda/demonising, DRM and perpetual income demands/control/instigation, Big Pharma mass poisioning by inducing perpetual dependency based on gambling/statistics, and ALL the nonsense that a bent and immoral human can muster and claim as “A Success Story”.

    So, where did these junk human behaviour came from? It has always been there. Like a bottled genie that had been released, untruth will reign and masquerade as truth when the majority take up exchanging their brains for brawns. Being moral is not moralising for an immoral twit can moralise, like those paedophilc priests. It is who we really, really are that counts. Love/Truth is NOT power because Love unites whereas power divides. Power can only be so when it divides or else it cannot exist/has no meaning and when did any get lifestyle coch ever saw the truth in that. Learn about/judge yourself first for then, no idiot or lunatic can cheat you out of your truth using … the lure of power. And without exception, he who uses power to “unite”, is either a Supreme Being or a corrupt idiot/lunatic. WITHOUT EXCEPTION for power when expressed through any human has only ONE role and that is to corrupt. Judge yourself first and thence, you do not NEED to judge others for when we opt for the “correct” choice, we are …. Truth/Love. Not power. Love only becomes Power when one is A Supreme Being for then, and only then, Power is Love. That’s why we are alive and not being buried alive by greed, wealth, malice, hypocricy, envy, …. You know the rest.

  14. 14 brian

    “I am right, you are wrong and round and round we go, forever”. For those lacking any true intelligence and makes cr*ppy comments on any “popular” topic going, understand this. The US of A got to where it is because of the true morality of their founding fathers and NOT because of “wealth”, plundering ability, muscle power of their genitalia transplanted to their heads, kleptomaniac prowess, bent politics, sub-culture/counter-culture, economics, the hollywooding of “bearing false witness against others” through stereo-typing/brainwashing/propaganda/demonising, DRM and perpetual income demands/control/instigation, Big Pharma mass poisioning by inducing perpetual dependency based on gambling/statistics, and ALL the nonsense that a bent and immoral human can muster and claim as “A Success Story”.

    So, where did these junk human behaviour came from? It has always been there. Like a bottled genie that had been released, untruth will reign and masquerade as truth when the majority take up exchanging their brains for brawns. Being moral is not moralising for an immoral twit can moralise, like those paedophilc priests. It is who we really, really are that counts. Love/Truth is NOT power because Love unites whereas power divides. Power can only be so when it divides or else it cannot exist/has no meaning and when did any “lifestyle coach” [the harnessing of corruption] ever saw the truth in that. Learn about/judge yourself first for then, no idiot or lunatic can cheat you out of your truth using … the lure of power. And without exception, he who uses power to “unite”, is either a Supreme Being or a corrupt idiot/lunatic. WITHOUT EXCEPTION for power when expressed through any human has only ONE role and that is to corrupt. Judge yourself first and thence, you do not NEED to judge others for when we opt for the “correct” choice, we are …. Truth/Love. Not power. Love only becomes Power when one is A Supreme Being for then, and only then, Power is Love. That’s why we are alive and not being buried alive by greed, wealth, malice, hypocricy, envy, …. You know the rest.

  15. 15 Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl

    Let’s find a real god guy, instead of this one : RMS for President !
    Richard Matthew Stallman prove that he would do the best for the whole communauty, while Bill Gates prove he would do the best for himself and his company !

  16. 16 Dr. CHAUDHARY

    Only if he appoint me as Vice President

  17. 17 Radpad

    Ironically enough- people hate Bill Gates for similar reasons that they love Jesus- irrational thought and belief systems. Bill Gates does more good outside of the presidency, so he probably prefers to stay out of that particular political arena.

    We need a president who is intelegent, I.E. someone who is brighter than anyone posting on this message board- including myself. However, here in America, we prefer candidates that are retarded, so that we can thing “gee, I’m almost as smart as the president- he’s just like me”

    Don’t worry- I’m not going to be reading any of your flames, but realize that I do think that people who are against Gates being president just because of his company, are just as retarded as the ignorant “we hate evolution and anti-choice” dumbasses who voted for Bush in the first place.

    Gates should have run as an independant- both the Democrats and Republicans have retarted views.

  18. 18 RAMROUM

    Bill Gates, you are already A PRESIDENT in many peoples eyes and you don’t have to be in the white house to run it. I think it is a great idea to run for presidency and I will vote for you

  19. 19 Taras

    Ok, I just read this articale on the inquirer. You guys must have no life. And really your grandmother would be a better president than Bill would.

  20. 20 BILL GATES

    I WAS REALLY UPSET THAT U GAVE UP…I THINK U CAN STILL CONTINUE.. AND FOR MR GATES…
    HE CAN BE BETTER THAN CURRENT BUSH.
    BCOZ.. HE IS REALLY NOT A SELFISH PERSON AS BUSH IS..
    BILL WILL REALLY GET SOMETHING SPECIAL.. HE IS SPECIAL. SO PLEASE MR BILL GATES CONSIDER ONCE.
    BECAUSE THIS WORLD IS GETTING CLOSE TO HELL BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE BUSH.
    U CAN DO SOMETHING. FIRST BILL(C) GAVE UP.. NOW PLEASE U DONT.
    PLEASE.. TRY TO SAVE HUMANITY….DONT LET IT GO INTO THE HANDS OF EVILS LIKE ONE IS IN CURRENT

  21. 21 God

    Jesus for president!

  22. 22 Franklin

    “Site was offline for 5 minute for a quick software update. Sorry!”

    This script is based on Windows I guess?
    Hahahahahahaha

  23. 23 bert

    “This script is based on Windows I guess?
    Hahahahahahaha”

    Good to see Franklin has no clue what so ever… It’s an open source script hosted on a Linux platform. Don’t choke!

  24. 24 Jokerwebmaster

    The politics and business are not compatible.

  25. 25 Franklin

    Sorry man, it’s just funny. Good luck with the website.

  26. 26 Hans

    Thank God fot this! There is only one president: Steve Jobs.

  27. 27 GROARR

    Thank to God , you evil globalists.

  28. 28 Chris

    Hi, I am a Chinese. Making this decision means he is a really smart person, I think.
    Bussiness is different with leading a country.

  29. 29 soI

    the why?

  30. 30 John

    I think Bill gates is a smart man.
    And you didn´t have any chance against him…

  31. 31 Swedepeace

    I have to say I’m sorry to hear that you’ve given up as well. I know not a single Swede who likes Mr Bush. And the US is still getting less and less appealing over here. Bill Gates could change that. Europe want’s to have intelligent people to deal with and not crazy religious cowboys…

  32. 32 李杰

    i am a chinese,but i like bill gates.he will be the best president of US

  33. 33 angelo from Italy

    Better, no!
    Too much rich fo President!
    In Italy, we had had Berlusconiad : He wanted to become more rich, he was!!!

  34. 34 Indian

    Indians (the ones with nuclear weapons) hate Bush. Bill would have made a good President… All Hail Prez Gates!!!

  35. 35 KGIII

    Hmm… Barring (and ignoring) the posts that are coming from people who can’t spell or use the language appropriately. I want to digress?

    My email is valid in this post. The admin can see it. If it is strictly an effort thing then let me know. Something may be setup to ensure that the effort is carried on at no cost to you.

  36. 36 IfOnly

    If Bill wont run he should get someone like himself that he knows to run.
    Then Bill can be his secret Adviser.

    I am a Canadian and googled Bill Gates for President.
    Mainly because he has shown what he can do and most importantly how he thinks.

    Politicians are a joke, at least a good majority of them.
    We need more people running for positions that are not of political backgrounds etc.

    If Bill ran for president though, omg. My heart races just thinking of the achievements and legacy such a man might leave behind.

    p.s. don’t get me wrong, his achievements so far are amazing.

    This site should reopen the petition but just make it a guest book or something.

  37. 37 Jens Busse

    I think the most importend is the politic style and not the people(s) that they do .
    Maybe a charisma and influential men had more power to do this. But if Mr Gates have the same quality in the politics like in the computersoftwer “windows” i pray to god ( european people know politic and god are the same topic in the usa ) … so i pray to god please spare me the bugs.

  38. 38 Sissi

    Bill Gates does not want to run for president because he wants to live a PRIVATE LIFE, as simple as that. He does not want to become public with this children, he wants to protect his family, he wants a simple life away from the cameras. He has had with all the publicity, don’t you people get it?

  39. 39 Sajain

    Oh my God!.. Good! Let him do his bussinees.

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