Steve Adams is seeking to become the next President as a write-in candidate. Adams is a software designer and part time UMC pastor from Ohio. He is currently a registered Republican, according to his web site www.presidentadams.com, while his wife is a Democrat.
Mr. Adams took the time to answer some questions for Conservative President 2008. The following are CP08's questions and his replies.
1. Why are you running for President?
Simply put, I love my country. I am running to be able to make the most difference here that I can make. I am striving to reach a position where I can make the right choices where others will not; focusing on the issues and problems that we face as a nation instead of politics, payback, and power struggles.
2. What do you see as the biggest problem with the two major parties?
The biggest problem with the two parties is that together they cannot be one effective government. They cannot focus on the issues because they are too busy arguing and positioning and scheming to gain power for their party. They are hamstrung by addiction to money and power, the desire to keep contributors happy, to keep their party members happy, to look good for the press and not do what is best for the people they serve. It is a shameful state of our nation that most of our elected officials today are only the ones that could buy or sell their way in. They have either raised millions of dollars to fund their campaigns or arrive in Washington only to owe the people who put them there.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a social and fiscal conservative?
I am a social conservative, but it needs to be noted that I do not believe that my conservative views must be forced on the country. There are certainly places where they will intersect, but those must be at points of law and not morality. I discuss several of these issues on my web site - http://www.presidentadams.com/ - on the "Issues" page.
I am also a fiscal conservative. A balanced budget, with no pork is mandatory. If a Constitutional amendment is not passed to require such a budget, my veto will force it to be as such. Federal funding and therefore taxes will be limited to only what the Federal government needs to do, and that which only the Federal government (as opposed to state or local governments) can do.
4. What is one of the biggest problems you believe is facing America atthis time?
All the problems I have mentioned so far lead to a nation with failing health. We certainly have pockets of growth and greatness, but overall our government faces a stalemate between the two major parties that paralyzes us from moving forward to fix the problems to make life better for us all. I will bring this need for unity to Washington. I will encourage elected officials from every party to join me to work for America and not for any group with a label. If they resist this call and decide to fight as normal, they will face frequent veto. Historically vetoes have only been overridden 7% of the time. In the worse case, this will in itself force the Congress to work together...against me.
5. Do you think that you can win the presidency as a write-in candidate?
Absolutely. I am not in this race to finish second, to make a point, or to be a spoiler - taking votes away from some other candidate. I am here to win. I am not foolish enough to think this is an easy task. But taking advantage of the power of internet and capitalizing on the widespread disillusionment with incumbents, scandals, and "politics as usual", I am in this race to finish first.
6. If another candidate with similar views as yours were to arise, wouldyou consider dropping out of the race?
While that would not be my first plan, I know never to say never. If another compatible candidate arose, I would pursue options of working together, coming along side to help, but not simply abandoning the race.