Presidential candidates are often compared to puppets, with their strings pulled by various conservative or liberal interest groups.
Well, The Jim Henson Company suggests we elect a muppet to the president's office in November. Yes, an actual puppet.
Marvin E. Quasniki, a muppet with political aspirations, officially declared his candidacy for president in December 2011, via Nerdist.com's YouTube channel with some real talk.
"We have a crisis in this country; it's a crisis of bulls**t," he said in his speech. "What this country needs is someone to cut through that bulls**t with some good old fashioned quick fixes and oversimplified proposals."
Quasniki's campaign got a big boost when political commentary website Wonkette announced that "an actual muppet now has good shot at Republican Nomination, probably."
That's about as good as an endorsement a candidate can get in this flip-floppy primary season.
So, what will he do for you if elected? He'll give you back your college tuition if you don't find a job after graduation.
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