It’s traditional in the banality of US electoral rituals for candidates to play coy about whether they’re running or not. That gives them time to scope out Wall Street & Hollywood to see how much dough they can raise. It’s like a horse race for undeclared candidates but the race is fixed.
The Republicans are now selecting from a range of idiots who will provide nothing so much as hilarity & farce. Who can ever forget Paul Ryan or Herman Cain? The Democrats are pitting Hillary Clinton against Elizabeth Warren & although neither is likely to provide many laughable moments, it’s only because their politics are more treacherous. While they may represent an alternative to idiocy they do not represent an alternative in policy. War & austerity programs will continue whoever wins. US neoliberalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism, will just be managed by a different team.
So today I declare my candidacy for President of the US in the 2016 elections. Why play coy? It can’t be said my campaign for governor of Texas was a crack, bang up job because it was run by the seat of my pants. Many Texas socialists are the sort that vote Democrat & were unwilling to help me get speaking engagements. I don’t see any reason in the world why that should deter me or why I shouldn’t think big & expect better of socialists around the country. Cause if socialists can’t learn to work together on something so simple as an election campaign they can just bend over & kiss their asses goodbye.
I would like help because I have to file formal papers & all that jazz & will need to raise funds & get help to speak at venues other than on the border with Mexico. But today I throw my hat in the ring. Bring it on!