By Margareta Heed - 03/26/07 06:22 PM EDT
This young intern is so goal-oriented that he’ll do anything to help his future career — as president of the free world.
His plan is this: to graduate from Howard and return to Houston, where he was born and raised, to teach at a high school for four years.
“Then, at age 26, I would like to run for Congress,” he said. He plans to serve in Congress for 10 years, and, at age 36, become House Speaker.
“When I’m 40, in the year of 2028, I will run for president, and become the youngest president ever elected,” Thomas said, sounding quite sure of himself.
Thomas’s plans solidified after he saw one of his teacher’s paychecks when he was 10.
“I told her that there were some zeros missing, and she told me that I had to take that up with my state,” Thomas said. He decided then and there that he would run for office, and during high school, he thought he may as well try to become commander in chief.
“The future rests in the president’s hands, so why wouldn’t you want to have that position?” Thomas asked.
Although one day he wants to take over the district that Jackson Lee represents, it’s understood that he respects the congresswoman.
“She is a very strong woman,” Thomas said.