Today was a good day, and perhaps, it was a day to set up other good days. As Beary stood at the podium placed in front of The Great Library, he could not help but smile at the many camera's staring at him. There were camera's flashing, and reporters everywhere. On his side of the podium, stood his ever faithful men, and a large group of cops. Hell, even the mayor was there in attendance, not as a candidate, but as his backup man, just in case the government figured out that his birth certificate was a fake. Taking a slight breathe, the large man stood up tall, readjusted his tie, and then ripped the microphone out of the podium and proceeded to toss it to the side. He knew that his booming voice would make more of an impact than any piece of technology. "Good evening everyone, my city, America, and probably the few others watching." He stopped and scanned the crowd for any reactions, then continued on with his long speech.
"I am here to run for president of America, as i'm sure most of you are aware." A few giggles, thus, a good start, "My name is Beary Cook, and i'm going to be brutally honest with all of you, i am a criminal." Some gasp, nothing major from crowd, "Or more accurately, i was a criminal. Luckily, my background doesn't show this. Now i know what many of you are thinking, why trust a criminal with no criminal record. Well, answer is quite simple, I know how to work with money. No i won't be lowering taxes, but what i will use those taxes for the 'embetterment' of our country. I won't go using the money on things like go-karts, and golf tournaments. Instead, i will rebuild what has been broken. Including New York, again. Though of course i won't name it New New New York." Once again some giggles, quite a few actually. "Instead it will be named New Spes, a latin word meaning hope. And to make sure it, and every other part of America, doesn't get destroyed AGAIN. I will also be putting money towards our defense.
"Of course, i'm an ex-criminal, why trust me with your money while all i'm giving you is words. Look behind me..." Beary turned around and waved his hand towards the Great Library, then turned back to the cameras, "Even when i wasn't President, i decided to help out my community by giving them all the knowledge in the world. Yes, it is used by some of the heroes and villains of today, but it was originally here to teach the children of my community. So just because i'm an ex-criminal, it doesn't mean i want others to follow my route, if anything" Beary's voice grew truly sincere, making it slightly difficult to make his voice carry, "I want them to grow up living a life much better than mine." His regained his composure, and started speaking in his previous tone of voice, "Of course, money isn't the only concern when it comes to being a president. There's also the matter of foreign policy, mainly the new Iberian Empire.
"Unlike some of my competition, i wish to make peace with the new empire, and hopefully become one of its many allies. This does not mean i will bow down to it, in fact, if they decide to attack us, i'll make sure that there is a retort. The thing is, i actually know the emperor over there, he's kinda sketchy, but he's never actually hurt me or any one i know. Not only that, the man is smart, and i doubt he would want a war with one of the most powerful single nations in the world. One last thing before i step down, as our economy is going slightly down the gutter, and rebuilding some areas will be quite consuming, i will be making the substance know as marijuana legal. While not a consumer of it myself, the drug doesn't have enough harmful affects for me to keep it illegal. I'm not making this decision because i believe it to be good for you, or something used to heal, but instead as something will boost our economy by a estimated 43%. That is all folks, good day."