Aug 20, 2015 1:58 PM
'Deez Nuts' hits 9 percent in NC presidential poll; Here are some other colorful 2016 'candidates'
A recent poll shows many voters prefer jokes to Jindal and humor to Huckabee when it comes to presidential candidates.
Public Policy Polling found 9 percent of North Carolinians say they'll be voting for fringe independent candidate Deez Nuts, of Wallingford, Iowa. Nuts also polled about as well as some of the existing GOP candidates, carrying 8 percent of the vote in Minnesota and 7 percent in his (her?) home state of Iowa.
Humor has always had a place in politics and the presidential race is no exception.
The N.H. primary in 2012 gained levity from the now-celebrated Vermin Supreme, who campaigned with a boot on his head and advocated for ponies for all.
Thus far, however, Supreme is sitting on the sidelines. He is not on the list of candidates to have filed with the Federal Election Commission for 2016.
His absence does not signal any lack of interesting characters.
There's Syndey's Voluptuous Buttocks, who reports $5,000 campaign cash-on-hand. If you're interested in volunteering for the campaign, contact Syd's Buttocks Committee.
The FEC filings reveal several other interesting campaign committees. HRM Caesar St. Augustine De Buonaparte's campaign committee is the Get Even With the State, Federal and Local Government Committee.
Johnny Goddamn Roosevelt is running with his campaign committee: The Bull Moose Party.
And the singly named Eden is working with Solutionators for Eden 2016.
Most are running as independents or, like Roosevelt, under "other" party.
But Buddy the Cat is running as a Democrat - as is President Emperor Caesar.
The FEC filings reveal a shortage of GOP candidates with silly names.
Given Deez Nuts' success, perhaps the existing GOP lineup can take that as a hint.