Meet a man who's fed up with his Congressman. A man who has taken it into his own hands to start a write-in campaign for Congress. A man who doesn't identify himself during his campaign announcement. So close, rocky315w, so close.
If you're going to watch one politics-related video today, make it this one…
Tags: New Jersey, One of a Kind Candidates
Biome Michael Erickson, is that your original name? I'm thinking maybe it's not. It's a bit of a jump from Biome to Michael Erickson, no? Whatever you call him, the man is running for mayor of Ashland, Oregon, and here's how he introduces himself and his campaign…
The requirements, as I understand them, to qualify for Mayor are these: I had to be an Ashland resident and I had to be registered to vote. This means, simply, I had to be Human to be Mayor. [...]
My position is that of an ordinary human being. What else could it be? I have the same needs as every other creature on this planet. I breathe, posture, and attitude. I have a heart, brains, guts, and a spine. I eat and drink. I work. I exercise, play and sleep.
It's about time we asked elected officials to prove their humanness. What exactly is a "Joe Lieberman," anyway? Animal, vegetable or mineral?
But back to Biome, and why this human runs…
Tags: One of a Kind Candidates, Oregon
Did you know every time an 18-year-old candidate runs for an office, a local TV producer's eyes roll back like a great white shark's? A clip of a teenager in a suit talking nervously, an adult saying, "Even if he doesn't win, it's great to see young people get involved," then a shot of two people standing in front of a lawn sign chatting casually, as if that's where they always hang out. Boom, let's put this segment to bed. It's two-for-one jalapeno blasters at McHoulifuddy's.
Everyone, meet Aziz Akbari, an 18-year-old running for mayor of Fremont, CA who flies home from college on the weekends to campaign and talks like an 18-year-old who is really passionate about vacant business parks and easy highway access. We're going to need a bigger boat! (Jaws jokes.)
First, Aziz Akbari is not Aziz Ansari. I feel like some of you may need that spelled out. Akbari is a sophomore at USC majoring in mechanical engineering, minoring in computer science and pre-law.
Although he is not Aziz Ansari, we have reason to believe that Aziz Akbari has dabbled in stand-up comedy. That reason is this video:
Tags: California, One of a Kind Candidates
Blong Yang. Blong Yang. Go on, keep saying it. Blong. It has such a nice feel on the mouth-parts. Bloooong. Names are the best! Except for Dustin and Madison.
Blong Yang is running for Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 outside of Minneapolis, and just look at his music video:
Tags: Minnesota, One of a Kind Candidates
Congressional candidate Gene Stilp travels around with a giant inflatable pink pig called Pignelope to represent the government corruption and waste. What, do you have a better idea? You definitely do not. There's a pig, and there's a guy next to it, and he's going to do something about that pig. Boom. I'm not sure what trouble you're having with this. Prop yourself up, America.
Tags: One of a Kind Candidates, Pennsylvania