Ralph Nader has once again announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Failing to gain the support of a major (or not-so-major) party, he is running as an independent. This got me thinking about the other also-rans – that extremely long list of candidates that never get the coverage of the Hillaries, Obamas, or McCains of the world. The definitive list of names can be found at VoteSmart.org, and quite a list it is!
My vote for coolest name hands-down is Jedidiah Elijah Wendell Kennedy Banks, who is a long-long-long shot for the Republican ticket. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find out anything about him, apart from the fact that he lives in Pennsylvania and has received $100 for his campaign.
Possibly the most frightening candidate has to be Father Saint Michael Jesus the Archangel. He’s not listed on VoteSmart, but is listed on The Green Papers as a candidate, as well as on his personal website. On this he makes frequent reference to “Big Brother Jesus Christ”, and even states…
Heaveno! I’m God the Great Holy Spirit, Father Saint Michael Jesus the Archangel, Bishop of Spirits as Jesus Christ is the Bishop of Souls. I have created this webpage for identification of Satan’s sons of darkness and their works and their organizations for the purpose of making total, take no prisoners, all’s fair in war on their darkened kingdom in order to defeat that first homosexual devil and his queer devils and lesbian demons in memory of the first overwhelming victory we won against them when we cast them out of Heaven down to the Earth and into the Hell inside of the Earth…
From that point, it gets weird. His campaign photo from Olan Mills is most impressive, however.
Now who wouldn’t vote for a candidate that looks like that?
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