Question of the Week

If You Were Running for President, What Would Your Six-Word 'Stump Speech' Be?


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For several months now, the National Constitution Center has invited both visitors to its Philadelphia museum and visitors to its website to share what they would use as a six-word stump speech if they were running for president. “This standard political speech dates back to the 1800s, when candidates stood on sawed-off tree stumps to deliver their message to a crowd,” the website says. “Today, because they are always speaking to different audiences, candidates use the stump speech to keep their ideas focused and consistent.”

So this week, we’d like to ask you: If you were running for president, what would your six-word “stump speech” be? (Considering we had 129 responses when we asked you to write haiku, we think you’re up to this task.)

Share your speeches with the Constitution Center as well as in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Do You Know What Your Co-Workers and Superiors Earn, or Not? What’s a Better Workplace Policy?

Featured answer:

Posted by OKBankLaw: “I don’t know what my superiors make other than “More than me”. Given the nature of my job as an attorney who works for a bank I don’t really have equivalent level coworkers, however since I see the bills from the outside counsel we hire I know I make approximately the same amount as equivalent experienced attorneys out in my part of the world.”

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