Have you ever dreamed about becoming the U.S. president?

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.): “When I was a child. But I never had an ambition for politics until about two years ago.”

Rep. Trent Franks  (R-Ariz.): “I believe almost everybody in this body has envisioned themselves as president one time or another, but my prayer is that everybody who becomes president is far more qualified than I am.”
 
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas): “No, I’d rather be governor of Texas.”
 
Rep. Thelma Drake (R-Va.): “What a compliment. No, I haven’t. So you can say publicly that I’m not running for president.”
 
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.): “No. When I was young I wanted to help people and my dream was to become a police officer, which I did. I am having fun here and I’m always trying to do the best thing I can wherever I am.”
 
Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.): “No, I haven’t. I’m lucky and happy to be where I’m at.”
 
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.): “I’m probably one of maybe 20 members who hasn’t thought about it. You have to be realistic, and you have to be able to raise $25 million.”
 
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.): “No, that doesn’t interest me. I like what I’m doing.”