Donald Trump has captured the world’s attention with his controversial remarks and shocking comments seemingly designed for sound bites, but the Republican frontrunner may just be copying the political style of another candidate.
Vermin Love Supreme, the only presidential candidate to have a plan for the zombie apocalypse, first brought his personal brand of ridiculousness to politics in 1998 and he’s been back every four years, reports CBS.
“I am the only candidate who has a plan to protect America from the imminent zombie invasion and I will be harnessing the awesome power of zombies to create electric energy utilizing the latest in giant hamster wheel technology.”
Meanwhile, Trump has been threatening to run for president since the 1980s, and although The Donald presents himself as a mainstream candidate, many of his comments seem drawn from Supreme’s playbook.
The political activist, who wears a boot on his head, has promised to pass a law requiring all Americans to brush their teeth if he’s elected president, and while his statements may seem ridiculous, they’re no more outrageous than comments made by other presidential candidates.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the entire southern border of the U.S. and make another country pay for it while Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to redistribute America’s wealth.
WE NEED A WAR ON GINGIVITIS AND A PONY-BASED ECONOMY...NOW!!!— Murican Eagle (@tananaeagle) March 20, 2016
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Neither promise is realistic especially considering the congressional deadlock that has come to characterize politics on Capitol Hill these days. Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly told Politico the U.S. House has so far failed to take significant action of any kind this year.
“We’re in session, I think, less than 111 days and the time we’ve been in session, we haven’t done much.”
Supreme, the boot wearing, pony-loving presidential candidate who has become a fixture in the New Hampshire political scene, managed to place fourth in this year’s New Hampshire Democratic primary.
Vermin, the only candidate to have donated an organ, drew more votes than former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal, reports CBS.
“I’m the only candidate who is willing to fully fund time travel, go back in time and kill baby Hitler with my bare hands before he’s even born.”
Vote Vermin Supreme for pure badassery in the presidency pic.twitter.com/tPM1ogcjY1— michael (@mikeynotmicky) March 13, 2016
Vermin Supreme may walk around with a boot on his head while wearing a leopard print cape and a half dozen neckties and holding a 3 ft. long toothbrush, but his antics do bring him free publicity, reports Mashable.
“Chris Christie is anti free ponies, and I think that’s all you need to know this election year.”
In fact his behavior during the 2016 presidential race isn’t that different from Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who continues to run a presidential campaign based more on shock and awe than actual issues.
For voters who are tired of Trump’s antics and Bernie’s equally unrealistic promises, it might be time to become a Libertarian, just like Supreme did at the beginning of March.
Vermin is now in a dead heat against presumed Libertarian favorite and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who supports legalizing recreational marijuana use.
I have a two-word plan for the GOP to stop Trump: Vermin Supreme— Raised Fifth (@RaisedFifth) March 19, 2016
As the Republican establishment gropes blindly in the dark for a true conservative capable of defeating Trump in a third-party run, the Libertarian ticket continues to expand with a list of real candidates offering real solutions.
That may or may not include Vermin Supreme who has vowed to stamp out gingivitis in our lifetimes, as CBS reports.
Are you going to be able to get more votes than Vermin Supreme? That’s why you’ve got to ask yourself, do you feel lucky, punk?
[AP Photo/Charles Krupa]