If it was truly their passion then I would not discourage them. I would be supportive of their desire.
People like to complain about things more than they like to express their gratitude for how good things are. Their situation could always be worse but they don't see it that way. People have a lot of doom and gloom that they like to focus on.
Well, if it was a friend or family member I'm sure even my humble and boring self and my kid would be under some kind of media scrutiny. If the candidate or even anyone else in the family made a misstep there's every chance it would be all over the news. So depending on whether my relative/friend was an idiot or not I may or not support them because I need to protect my own family, especially my kid as she is growing up. I don't want her having a difficult time because of something my idiot relative did or said. Make sense?
Depends on whether I thought they'd do a good job. I can't think of one of my relatives that I'd support for President. Friends either, for that matter.<br />
I've met a few people who might do a pretty good job. <br />
I'm thinking this Q is hypothetical, though. :)
I would support if that's what they wanted. It doesn't mean I'll vote for them...all depends what is on the table.