Would you consider yourself a populist?

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    People of all political leaning consider themselfs Polpulists.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populist

    All I have to do is say that I think goverment should serve the common interest of the people. Now I am a populist.

    The question should who in America does NOT consider themself a populist. Who would say "I think the goverment should only serve the interests of a select few" Nobody. Now we all may disagree with whos policies do what but everybody considers themselfs a populist.
     
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    I disagree. Saying it doesn't make it so. There are many who do not consider themselves populist -- even if they state they are publicly, for only political purposes.
     
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    I know my views are not popular but they are mine so I live with them.
     
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    The question was who considers themself a populist. Not whos policies make them a populist. I was careful in my post to make that difference clear.


    Like who? Why would you state you are a populist and not consider yourself one. I think the vast majority of politions think their policies are best for the people. I disagre with most of them, but again the question is who considers themself.

    Edit to add: Speaking of American politics. There are many outside of America that do not consider themselfs populists.
     
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    Your views do not have to be popular to be a populist.

    Do you think that your views if put into policy would be good for the common American and not just good for an eliet few?

    If so you are a populist, just like the vast majority of Americans.

    Examples of non-populists would be dictators and monarkis who only want to bennifit the eliet, their familys and friends. They veiw their position as a right to their family and often think they are place in their position by God for their own benifit.
     
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