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What It Says on the Electoral Tin

You may not believe it, given the level of attention focused already, but we are well over 14 months away from the next US Presidential election. The Republican side is an overflowing clown car of (mostly) white (mostly) male (entirely) far-right nutjobs, all pandering to the same 40 percent of the expected electorate. Meanwhile, Putative President Clinton is still interrupting her trips to Nordstrom (to pick out White House drapes and new Oval Office carpeting:P) by occasionally campaigning when not being bothered by questions about her emails.  Her competition consists of a card-carrying Socialist who could probably win (in Canada), and a trunk full of retreads including, at last report, Al Gore finally beginning his re-election campaign after winning in 2000 and never being heard from again.

But none of them just got 9 percent of the vote in an actual North Carolina scientific poll. This guy did:

 Limberbutt McCubbins, a Kentucky feline gunning for the Democratic nomination, said Thursday that he was thrilled that he inspired 15-year-old Brady Olson to run under the name Deez Nuts.

Nuts, an independent who is polling at 9% in North Carolina, said he decided to run for president after he read about McCubbins’ bid. The Wallingford, Iowa, teen told the Daily Beast the cat is his top pick for vice president.

McCubbins — whose campaign was launched by his owner, 18-year-old Emilee McCubbins, and her friend 17-year-old Isaac Weiss, both seniors at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville — commended Nuts’ campaign on Facebook on Thursday.

Seems to me that the cat, at least, is in the wrong primary.  Self-centeredness? Total indifference to the plight of their fellow creatures?  Bad fur on top of their head?  Clearly these are traits that the GOP electorate values.  But it's probably an easier road for the cat to go Democrat, because otherwise Limberbutt would be hounded for months about producing his long-form vaccination certificates.

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