Monday, February 25, 2008
Pat Paulsen for President
Now that we've left the early primary silly season and entered the really silly season it can only mean one thing. Pat Paulsen is running for President!
Wait, I'm told that he's been dead for ten years. Now what? Here it comes: Ralph Nader Running for President -- Again. Isn't this getting old?
Almost the same, really. He's already got one foot in the grave.
Maybe he can make it to five percent this time. I'd love to spelunk inside of his head for a few hours, if I had a trail of granola crumbs and knew I could get out. A serious candidate would have been building his base two years ago. You know, running candidates for, say, municipal council and dogcatcher.
Is it just about his ego, or is this only a way to get his ideas publicized? He'd have to be totally delusional to think he has any chance.
I just wasn't ready for a candidate that can call John McCain 'junior'. He makes the Senator look like a spring chicken.
It also means the Democratic candidate is going to climb up on stage with these two and look like he or she is up past bedtime.