Skip to comments.Freeper Decides not to Run for President in 2008
Posted on 12/04/2006 1:14:12 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
Cincinnati (FR) - The completely unknown and cordially disliked Free Republic poster "You Dirty Rats" announced today from his PC that he is not a candidate for the Republican nomination for President for 2008.
"After carefully consideration of the chances of victory, I have decided against a run for 2008," he said.
YDR noted that his negatives were much less than over half of the Representatives and Senators who have either announced a run, considered running or have issued statements that they aren't running.
"Lots of people have seen Jimmy Cagney movies, and they might vote for me on that basis. But Daschle? 58% of the voters would think that's one of Santa's eight reindeer. Kerry? America is working overtime trying to forget that stiff. Tancredo? He's got millions upset at him in Florida. There aren't 2,000 who know me enough to hate on me."
When asked about his policies on the issues, though, Mr. Rats lost his composure.
"ISSUES?? Who cares about issues? You think there is one person in the Democratic Party who cares what Barack Obama's position is on any issue?"
YDR noted that although his chance for ultimate victory was higher than Jon Carry's, in reality he had no realistic chance. "I've never been on Oprah. What chance do I have? I'm not delusional, rich, or completely full of myself either. If I was, I'd be in the Senate."
So why make the announcement if you aren't that well-known and nobody really cares? "Three reasons -- it's a pathetic attempt at making fun of all of the no-hopers that think themselves important enough to announce they aren't running; my mother is a Freeper so she can say she saw me consider a Presidential run in a media outlet with far more credibility than CBS., and Congressman Rangel is going to try to get a Draft going and I don't want to end up being drafted at the Republican Convention in 2008."
Don't quit your day job, YDR.
You are AT LEAST as qualified as Bareassed Obamarama.
I would like to announce here that, I, too, have decided not to run (I'm not old enough anyway).
... psst. I bet alot of us aren't running this time either
That's too bad. You had my vote ;p
OK, how come the girl cat gets top billing?
The fur will fly in that contest!
So, what to do with the campaign funds now?
Coupla kegs and a roaring bonfire?
Well, technically, she's not really a girl...she had a little operation when she was about six months old.
I just know the press is going to have a field day with that. Good reason to get it out there early.
You had my vote.
I hate it when people mess with my universe.
Bonfire? No, i'm not burning money. I can't anyway -- the pennies in my desk won't burn.
Was there a cat fight to see who got top billing?
Do I get my donation to your exploratory committee back?
Are you sure it isn't because your middle name is Hussein?
I would have voted for you, YDM. So put one tally in the "yes" bin.
Okay, then I have decided not to send a campaign contribution.
It could have been a great election-night party, though, if you think about it.
See my tagline.
I guess the Constitution doesn't prohibit cats from running.