Pat Paulsen for President

For anyone who doesn't remember, Pat Paulsen was a comedian who ran for President in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992 and 1996.

His campaign slogan was "Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny."
Every question on social issues received basically the same response: "I feel that it is too directly bound to it's own anguish to be anything other than a cry of negation, carrying within itself the seeds of its own destruction. However, to get to the meat of the matter, I will come right to the point, and take note of the fact that the heart of the issue in the final analysis escapes me."

Paulsen's name appeared on the ballot in New Hampshire for the Democratic Primary several times. In 1996, he received 921 votes (1%) to finish second to President Bill Clinton (76,754 votes); this was actually ahead of real politicians such as Buffalo mayor James D. Griffin. In 1992 he came in second to George Bush in the North Dakota Republican Primary. In the 1992 Republican Party primaries he received 10,984 votes total.


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Tags: Pat Paulsen, President, Campaign, Election

Location: United States