“Who Wants to be President” – Autographed Copies Available

In honor of one of the most significant Presidential election in American history, I am offering signed copies of my book through the month of November for the low price of $20.00. Price includes tax and shipping. Get ’em while they’re hot! Purchase book

Will the formation of a new political party change America?Will the HOME Party with Honesty, Oversight, Morality and Ethics as their platform have any effect on draining the swamp? Read how a loner and a television network executive take on the current system and literally change the world.

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“Who Wants to be President” Autographed Copies Available

In honor of one of the most significant Presidential election in American history, I am offering signed copies of my book through the month of November for the low price of $20.00. Price includes tax and shipping. Get ’em while they’re hot! Purchase book

Will the formation of a new political party change America?Will the HOME Party with Honesty, Oversight, Morality and Ethics as their platform have any effect on draining the swamp? Read how a loner and a television network executive take on the current system and literally change the world.

Visit amazon.com to read reviews or to purchase ebooks


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The results from my exploratory committee are in and I am extremely proud to announce that as of today, July 16, 2019, I am a candidate for President of the United States of America. I realize that I am a true wildcard but I believe that once the American people understand what I intend to do and where I stand on legitimate issues, I will garner their support. RBG wrote, “Real change, enduring change happens one step at a time.”

I am not about making radical changes to the system with one exception. Do you remember Grover Norquist and the pledge he coerced Republicans to sign to not raise taxes? On Inauguration Day, I will ask each and every member of Congress to pledge not to run for more than 2 terms in office. Career politicians and political partisanship has all but destroyed the proper functioning of our government. If they refuse, it will be a spring board to secure a Constitutional amendment to ensure term limits.

I believe that in our democratic republic, the emphasis should be on democratic. That is what makes our society work. One of my goals will be to restore and emphasize the rights of all Americans. An American’s rights should not be recognized in one administration and withdrawn by the next. That is not American. I will also push for a Constitutional amendment to clarify what a “person” is in the election process which will reaffirm existing campaign finance legislation. The one thing that separated us from other countries and truly made America great was our democracy, our recognition of and support for the rights of man.

Healthcare, prescription medication, taxes and more will be discussed in future posts. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments and concerns. Please visit my website at https://rpook.com. I look forward to presenting my vision of what America should be and discussing that vision with all of you.

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Who Wants to be President

I am proud to announce that I have launched an exploratory committee to evaluate the feasibility of running for President of the United States. I wanted to get ahead of the apparent millions who will also be announcing. I am 100% completely and totally unaffiliated. I have conservative views and liberal views. I believe that having an affiliation stunts the intellectual process. (We may believe strongly in some aspects of someone else’s platform, be luke warm on other points and outright opposed to a portion. Labeled as a “this” or “that”, we feel an alliegance thus an obligation to support even the views we personally oppose.) As President, my views will be mine alone and will never trump the will and the needs of the American people. In my book “Who Wants to be President” I create a political party, the HOME party, an acronym for Honesty, Oversight, Morality and Ethics. I honestly believe that that is the only platform any candidate should ever need. I cannot propose that I will resolve any issue, only that I will work night and day to advance the will of the people; my job. I will use the tools I have to accomplish that, intellect, honesty, a dedication to oversight, morality and ethics. Please do not send me any money as I will pursue my goal totally self-funded or unfunded which will involve a lot of social media. If you want to help, purchasing my book would help to advance the cause but is not solicited or required.

Ebooks available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Who-Wants-President-Ri…/…/ref=sr_1_1… I also have paperback copies which you can purchase by contacting me directly.

The country we currently live in has changed so significantly in the last 30-40 years that it seems that we have learned absolutely nothing from all of our past mistakes. Perhaps it’s just that we know so much more about everything in the information age. Whatever the cause, the problem requires action. The bottom line is that if we love our country, it is our responsibility to get involved and stay involved to advance and defend the issues that effect all of us in an honest and ethical manner that will provide the best results for the most of our fellow Americans. I am hopeful that the current upcoming generation will make significant change. They seem to have the ability to not only identify problems and obstacles to progress but also the creativity to develop realistic solutions. I welcome your questions and comments and also your support. I expect to make an announcement in the near future

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Lacking in the Electorate JPG

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3 Places I Never Have to Visit

fake-news-bnNorth Korea



I have 2 questions for voters in Alabama: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” How do you teach your children morals and values, how do you look them in the face after voting for an animal?  #politics, #morals, #Alabama, #trump


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Draining the Swamp

stopsign2Has anyone stopped to realize that the draining of the swamp would make it easier for the predators to find their prey?

#Politics, #DonaldTrump, #WhoWantsToBePresident, #FakeNews

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Not My Hero

fake-news-bnWashington politicians are beginning to worry about the Trump administration’s accelerating downward spiral. Regarding the President, a Congressional leader and former unwavering Trump supporter stated, “He’s not my hero anymore. He got caught. I like people who don’t get caught.” #politics #fakenews

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fake-news-bnSince Sean Spicer apologized on CNN, a known fake news organization, would that make his apology a fake apology?

To be fair, Spicey was referring to chemical weapons in combat without considering the horrors of the holocaust. Overreaction by everyone – counterproductive. #WhoWantstobePresident #Politics

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We’re Getting Great Again

Now, coming to a city near you:  SMOG, that’s right folks, real smog. If you are not old enough to remember smog, you are in for a special treat. SCROTUS (supreme crazy Republican), in his efforts to make our country what it once was, has rolled back the clean air initiatives set in place by the previous administration. Now your grandkids can also enjoy juvenile onset of asthma, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus along with a host of other diseases you can’t pronounce. Won’t it be great to get back to the good old days when life was simpler?

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Healthcare Reform Update

fake-news-bnHow do you put a price on health? Go ask a Republican Congressman. It appears that the ghosts of “Obama’s” death panels have materialized into flesh and blood. Thank God the American people have a loud enough voice to shout down the madness. #politics #WhoWantstobePresident

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The Swamp is Being Drained

fake-news-bnPresident Trump is living up to his commitment to drain the swamp. What he failed to make clear is that the swamp is us.

#politics #WhoWantstobePresident

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Felonious Leakers

fake-news-bnDid anyone stop to think that without the leaks that no one would know what appears to be going on in Trump’s administration? General Flynn would still be the President’s National Security Advisor and Attorney General Sessions would be “overseeing” the investigation into alleged Russian hacking and collusion with the Trump administration. The leakers are patriots, the only light shining on this mess.

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Breaking Fake News Invokes the Spirit of a Great Republican

fake-news-bnAny people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln  #Who Wants to be President #Politics


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Dingling Bros. Bannon & Conway Circus

fake-news-bnThe Dingling Bros. Bannon & Conway Circus is in town. Come out and be amazed by their creative antics. Watch them walk the high wire balanced only by their bluster and lies. See them swing through the air with alt-facts and misdirection. Witness them promise the sun and the moon and deliver nothing but fear, hate and divisiveness. Observe the draining of the swamp and the replacing frogs and turtles with ‘gators and venomous snakes. Wait for the irresponsible, paranoid and petty tweets.Watch them roll back 50 years of environmental protection, over 200 years of diplomacy and over 100 years of civil rights, right before your very eyes. It’s a great show and one not to be missed!

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3 Million Illegal Voters Confirmed

fake-news-bn   Breaking Fake News investigators, after a long and arduous, months-long, in-depth investigation have confirmed President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud. 3,186,592 illegal Russian and Eastern European immigrants voted in the 2016 election it was discovered. Breaking Fake News reporters tracked down one illegal and asked him who he voted for.  “Who you think” was his response. You just can’t make this stuff up folks (or can you?).

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Trump to Build New Walls

fake-news-bnBreaking Fake News in-depth reporting has revealed yet another breaking story. This story contains no alternative facts and has been verified as 100% breaking fake news:  President Trump signed an Executive Order this morning to construct two additional walls. The walls will be built in each of Congress’s chambers dividing the center aisle of each chamber. The walls will be constructed of fear, mistrust, suppression, oppression, coercion, divisiveness and hate.

#Trump, #WhoWantsToBePresident, #Politics, #ExecutiveOrder, https://www.amazon.com/Who-Wants-President-Richard-Pook-ebook/dp/B01BIK6IX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485714974&sr=8-1&keywords=who+wants+to+be+president

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You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up

fake-news-bnDon’s Johns, a provider of portable comfort stations for construction sites and events, will be providing services for the Coronation. Mr. Tough Guy was so traumatized by the company name and it’s possibly-perceived connection to his name that he ordered the company name (which is on each potty), to be taped over. Some said that “it’s a smart move and the Liberals should realize that the election is over”. Others indicated that “anyone ascared of something like that is not qualified to be coronated”. Many simply stated that he is a “poopie head”. Let’s wait for the tweet before passing judgement.

Stay tuned to Fake News for all the meaningful real fake news in your neighborhood, around the country and around the world.

#Politics, #DonaldTrump, #WhoWantsToBePresident, #FakeNews

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The Coronation


It has been confirmed by Fake News that in preparation for the upcoming coronation of #DonaldTrump, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. have changed their names to Duke and Earl. Barron will retain his given name. It is also reported but not confirmed that Ivanka plans to change her name to Princess. Tiffany will be held in a tower that will be constructed adjacent to the West Wing of the White House. Stay tuned for developments and updates as they happen.

#Politics, #Trump, #WhoWantsToBePresident, #FakeNews, #RBPook

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He Invited Russia to Hack Our Computers!

#Trump #WhoWantstobePresident #Politics #PresidentialElection #Russia #Hacking


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How to Decide Who to Vote for in November

  1.  Purchase both Chia candidates.
  2.  Start both Chias at the same time.
  3.   Water both Chias equally.
  4.   Provide equal lighting to both Chias.

The one that grows the slowest is the one that is the least full of shit. Problem solved!

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Bad Choice A…Bad Choice B

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Now that another Memorial Day (Decoration Day) has passed and we have honored our fallen war heroes, it’s a good time to reflect on why they gave the ultimate sacrifice. I’m not talking about the reasons our government decided to go to war, rather the personal convictions of those who served. I believe that their motivation was to preserve the security and liberty of their families and fellow citizens along with duty, honor and a palpable, abiding love of our country.

In the insanity of our current politics, to truly honor our war dead, it is essential when deciding on who to vote for that we remember our heroes personal convictions. I believe it diminishes their efforts to merely vote on party lines or for one candidate or another out of anger or fear. The process is supposed to be a calculated, deliberate selection of the candidate you believe is the best to lead our country or represent us in Congress or other governing bodies. It is difficult to choose when the selection consists of potential dishonesty, potential insanity and potential radicalism.  Somehow, our democracy has morphed into a dystopia; we have truly passed through the looking glass. The only way to find our way back to the other side is to think, to evaluate and rise above the sound bytes.

One candidate has years of the experience and background that we would all look for in our selection process but she has a cloud of uncertainty regarding her integrity. One candidate is a very successful businessman but appears to have significant mental issues along with ethical concerns. One candidate has had a successful career as a mayor and member of Congress for over 35 years but is perceived a radical. Which one is the best? That is the puzzlement.

Whoever you do select, please remember the sacrifice others gave to ensure that we have an opportunity to vote. Please don’t disrespect their memories by voting with emotion rather than reason.

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National debt? I’ll print money!

Crazy Donald and Eddie

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Does anyone else realize that the smoke and mirrors regarding the presidential election has been generated to mask the actions of the real problem, Congress? The unprecedented support for out-of-the-mainstream candidates (Trump and Sanders) reflects the frustration of American voters with “traditional politicians” and their willingness to accept extreme and at times bizarre behavior and platforms in an effort to secure change, any change.

Since 2010, Congress’s approval rating has never reached 30% while their disapproval rating has ranged between 70-85%. Those who chose to shut down the government for political expediency, who seem to have forgotten the words “negotiation” and “compromise” and “common good”, who are campaigning for their next election from the day they take office, who fail to address the needs and concerns of their constituency now need your help once again. The entire House of Representatives is up for re-election this year. Let’s get a new house. The Senate has 34 seats up for grabs. Let’s ensure that America has 34 new senators. If the American people follow their current presidential voting trends, they will make sure that no incumbent is elected to Congress.

The President in many respects has his or her hands tied by the actions or inaction of Congress, particularly when that Congress announces an antagonistic approach to anything the President may support, regardless of the needs and wishes of the American people.

We should choose alternatives but choose wisely, choose any candidate who is NOT an incumbent. If we do that, it won’t matter which party is in office, there will be change.

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Which One is the Real Trump?


One Trump is narcissistic, egomaniacal, fatuous, bombastic, xenophobic and misogynistic while the other is normal.



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5 Star Reviews for Who Wants to be President


Who Wants to be President is taking off.   The book is currently being printed. Print copies should be available in 3 – 4 weeks.  The book is free if you have Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime.  Here are excerpts of some current reviews on Amazon:


““Who Wants to be President” is not just politics; there’s romance, suspense, action, mystery and twists that will leave you speechless…It’s only 230 pages long and is written in a way to make it a smooth quick read. You will not be able to put this down. It’s a great “beach day” read. You will not be disappointed…

Overall, “Who Wants to be President is simply the result of a combination of a politically brilliant mind and talented writing…” Boundless Book Reviews

“This book was a breath of fresh air! Not only current but frightfully so…I highly recommend this book. I really enjoyed the mystery and the suspense!” The Ardent Reader



“”Who Wants to be President” is both entertaining and informative in nature.”

“I couldn’t stop turning the pages.”

“What a fun read. Great fictional adventure and at the same time an important history lesson. The story is timely and is very enjoyable; certainly a worthy read.”

“This is a timely and really interesting book! It’s a must read given the current state of American politics. I highly recommend it!”

I really liked this book! It held my interest throughout and I was dying to know what happened at the end.”

“Richard Pook’s novel, “Who Wants to be President” is a thoroughly enjoyable, suspense filled, intriguing look into Washington politics and how one man’s vision threatens the status quo…a story that you will find hard to put down. I found Mr. Pook’s creative story to be an enjoyable, exciting read and although fiction, definitely relevant to our times…an outstanding effort…”

See full reviews here.

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And You Don’t Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction…

FOX AND TRUMP CH 3 If you missed previous chapters click here

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CAPITOL BUILDINGHas anyone stopped to think that all the smoke and mirrors surrounding the Presidential election is a deliberate screen to shield the 88% of the do-nothing #Congress who are up for re-election? Everyone knows that the frustration we share is not with what is being done but what is not being done.  The President is subject to term limits.  Let’s let Congress enjoy the same experience, good or bad, young or old, dump the incumbents.  With enthusiastic grassroots support for Trump and Sanders it appears as if the country is ready for dramatic change. Voting for Bernie or Donald will not bring about any change. Voting in a completely new House of Representatives will bring substantial change no matter who is elected.  Our system is ill and our action is the medicine needed to cure the disease.  Join me now and spread the word and  in November, vote and change the world!

#Congressionalelection #Whowantstobepresident #Trump #Sanders #Presidentialelection

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And You Don’t Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction…

FOX AND TRUMP CH 2R      If you missed Chapter 1, click here

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