If the President of the United States can alter and remove existing governments of the world, then every citizen of the world should be allowed to vote and run for President. . . Of course Europeans cannot run for President of the United States, but that is only a rule.  George W. Bush has shown us that the rules mean nothing.  If he can influence your economic and political policies, then you should influence him. . . I am asking all of you today to run for President of the United States.

Lowell Darling, Berlin, Germany, August 30, 2003

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video still: RUN YOURSELF FOR PRESIDENT, 2004, digital video, 3 min 20 sec video
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