What exactly do you get out of the experience? Just wondering why all these no-hope people keep running.
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Getting heard.

Getting your name out there to maybe assist in attaining a lower level of office - mayor, city councillor, school board, etc.

Gaining experience to run again.

Making a point.

The fun and thrill of the campaign - going to debates, being quoted, becoming "known."

Being treated by some as temporarily just as important as some very powerful people.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali