It might seem with my lack of posts lately that I have given up on running for President. The fact is that I have been distracted by some very important matters (taking care of my parents, trying to generate more work for myself, Shark Week, etc.). I have also done some campaigning, but they were small in nature and were more “preaching to the choir” to get the base energized than to speaking to new people.
I am putting my personal business aside between now and November 2016 so I can give it my all and get elected. It’s hard to get excited about America’s future when people like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are given serious consideration as candidates.
My platform remains the same, especially the part that states that I will not be accepting any money for my campaign. The only way to take money out of politics is to never put money into politics.
Look for me this weekend at the Delaware State fair. I will not have a booth at the fair, but I will be walking around the fairgrounds looking for people who want to strike up a conversation.
If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, feel free to ask in the comments section. I had requested e-mailing the questions in the past, but critics of the campaign claimed that I ignored the tough questions. I do not ignore tough questions. I put them aside to answer at a later time.
Lately there have been rumors floating around that I was running for US Senate against US Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). This is not true. I do not know if it is the Menendez people who started this rumor or the New Jersey Republicans. It could have even been started by my supporters who don’t want me to wait until 2012 for me to hold office. I just want to let the record be known that I am NOT running for Senate.
I am not running for Senate because my abilities to get things done would be extremely limited as a Senator. Any bills to fight the Cinemafia would probably be defeated 98-2 (I think I can get Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to vote with me on this one.) My health care plan isn’t really liked by either party, though the Republicans would like it a bit more if Republicans ran more apple orchards.
People feel compelled to write-in “Ahmnodt Heare” for every office these days. While I appreciate the sentiment, the only office I am running for is President of the United States. While I can’t stop people from writing my name, I am too preoccupied with the Presidential campaign, my business, my family, and the Vanna White supremacists to make any time to run for Senate. I want these rumors stopped now before it escalates into the Rachel Maddow for Senate rumor that isn’t true, but is causing a lot of headaches for Ms. Maddow.
If you want to elect an Independent for Senate to represent New Jersey, I would recommend the state’s own Joe Piscopo. If the Senate is going to go to Hell in a hand basket, we might as well get as many “Saturday Night Live” alumni to join Al Franken as possible and have a few laughs along the way.