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If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.


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This article is part of The Nation's 150th Anniversary Special Issue. Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Toni Morrison, Howard Zinn and many more, here.
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If my grandfather were alive today, he'd be about 150 years old. I know what you're thinking: with my youthful looks, neither the math nor the biology of that sentence makes any sense. But it's the truth; it's not worth dissecting, so let's move on.

The Nation, too, is 150 years old. As I am only two generations removed from the Civil War era, and thus able to provide some not-too-distant context, the editors have asked me to write a critique of the magazine on this occasion. I have thought about it and decided that I have no critique to offer. My simple advice: Nation, keep doing what you're doing. Don't change. Everything's fine. Thank you for 150 years of telling the truth.

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Instead of providing the requested critique, I would, if you don't mind, like to offer something else. I'd like to announce, in the pages of this historic issue of this magnificent magazine, the formation of a committee that will study the possibility of an exploratory committee to assess the potential of a Michael Moore candidacy for the presidency of the United States in 2016. In other words, I'm not officially declaring my intention to run. I'm just saying, should I decide to throw my ball cap into the ring, this is what I would propose to do if elected:

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Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. He is widely known for his outspoken, critical views on globalization, large corporations, gun violence, the Iraq War, and the George W. Bush administration. (more...)
 

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