Friday, July 06, 2007

Who Are the Other 2008 Presidential Candidates?

So far, most of the media coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign has focused on the top 3 candidates in each party: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards for the Democrats; Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan for the Republicans. But what about some of the other candidates?

I've mentioned Bill Richardson before. And Dr. Ron Paul has been something of an internet sensation, doing well in online polls and on YouTube. Here are some candidates you haven't been hearing much about. I didn't even realize most of them were running.

Candidate 1 - "If you want to learn how to build a house, build a house. Don't ask anybody, just build a house." Exactly. I may have found my candidate.

Candidate 2 - Unfortunately, he wasn't born in the United States.

Candidate 3 and Candidate 4 - Could make a strong Republican ticket.

Candidate 5 - Still not sure he's running. Would bring something fresh to the White House.

Candidate 6 - Would probably do well with women.

Candidate 7 - Would probably do well with women who like other women.

Candidate 8 - Usually does well with both men and women.

Candidate 9 - He could definitely hurt Tancredo.

Candidate 10 - He and Dodd Zod might split each other's support.

Candidate 11 - Would pull in some lawyers. (And old Trekkies.)

So, let's open up the debate. Can Zone readers get behind one of these candidates and help push him or her all the way to the Casa Blanca in 2008? Forget DailyKos. We're part of the Netroots, too!


Liam said...

I'm thinking a Zod-Jack Bauer ticket might go over very well with the GOP.

I will be voting for Christopher Walken, especially since my favorite alternative candidate, James Brown, has gone over to greener pastures.

Jeff said...

A hearty second by me for Chris Walken. I think we're onto something here.

"Do they understand the concept... of the tooth fairy?!"

"My father was a big man, with a black moustache..."

"Freedom... Freedom? Freedom to do... what?"

"Mike? I don't know, Mike? Mike who?" "Nicky, Noooooooo!"

crystal said...

A third vote for Walken! And he could get the religious vote, for as he said in The Dead Zone ...God's been a real sport to me!

cowboyangel said...

Walken does have a certain gravitas, doesn't he? And he seems psychotic enough to be President, something people don't like to talk about but is very real. Yet he's steady: "I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you."

I fear, though, that his presence on Natalie Wood's yacht the night she drowned could come back to haunt him. "There were reports [Robert] Wagner and Walken had a loud argument about Walken's behavior towards Natalie, and Wood apparently tried to either leave the yacht or to secure a dinghy that was banging against the hull when she accidentally slipped and fell overboard." It might be his Chappaquiddick.

Also, he hates guns. Can anyone become President without NRA support?

I have to say, part of me is tempted by Joey the Kitten. I think he could really bring people together, get past the bitter partisanship that's destroying our country. But I'm concerned about his lack of experience. I wish he would've waited until 2012.

How about Clooney as Walken's VP? Would the Dan Quayle pretty-boy image hurt the ticket?