Bil Browning

Your Personal President [Open Thread]

Filed By Bil Browning | June 30, 2012 9:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: long shots, open thread, personal president

Gay activist and GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger has officially ended his longshot campaign. bigstock-Flying-Pig-4129102.jpgIn an e-mailed statement he says:

"After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. It's been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Special thanks to the thousands more who shared their stories with me in person, via email, facebook, twitter, etc. Every one of you kept me going.

"It's been the experience of a lifetime. I've made many new friends and undoubtedly picked up a few more detractors. I hope and trust that my discussion of the key issues helped to open dialog on fixing the economy, balancing the federal budget, creating jobs, education reform, the environment, immigration reform, ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and fighting for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. We must move forward on these issues and many more."

Fred never had a chance at actually becoming President, but the end of his campaign made me wonder. What dark horse candidate would you like to see become President? Think of someone outside of the usual choices - a celebrity, an activist, your great aunt Gertrude - and tell us why you'd support their candidacy.

(Flying pig graphic courtesy of Bigstock)

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