Lies for Less: Vermin Supreme for President

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Date: 

Jan 26 1988

Location: 

USA

Vermin Supreme is an American performance artist, anarchist and activist who is known for running as an alternative candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States since 1988. Supreme is known for wearing a boot shaped hat and carrying a large toothbrush.  Vermin Supreme's four-plank platform is simple, yet elegant:


1) Mandatory tooth-brushing laws.


2) Zombie preparedness.


3) Fully-funded time travel research.


4) Free ponies for all Americans.

Click here to watch Vermin's participation in the 2012 Lesser-Known Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum in New Hampshire.



Political Campaigns:
1988

Supreme ran for Mayor of Baltimore as an Independent, in which he lost to Kurt L. Schmoke. He also ran for Mayor of Detroit as an Independent, in which he lost to Coleman Young. Finally, he ran for Mayor of Mercury, Nevada, but was unsuccessful in doing so.
2000

In 2000, Supreme proclaimed himself the "Emperor of the New Millennium". He has been doing so ever since and it has become a focal point of his presidential campaigns.
2004

Supreme campaigned in the Washington, DC Presidential primary in 2004, receiving 149 votes.
2008

Supreme campaigned in the New Hampshire Republican primary in 2008. He received 41 votes in the New Hampshire primary. According to the Federal Election Commission, he also received 43 votes, nationally, in the general election.
2012

Vermin Supreme campaigned as a Democrat in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

 "My name is Vermin Supreme. I am a friendly fascist. I am a tyrant that you should trust. And you should let me run your life. Because I do know what is best for you. Yes, I am a politician: I will promise you anything your little electorate heart desires, because you are my constituents. You are the informed voting public, and because I have no intention of keeping any promise that I make. Vote Early, Vote Often, and remember: a vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote completely thrown away."

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