In November of 2015 I filled out my paperwork with the FEC to run for President, watching the news every day and all the chaos of that election I thought it would be entertaining to throw my name in to the pile. My slogan, which I thought quite clever under the circumstances was “Greatness Must Be Earned”… I issued a few press releases, and managed to get a write up in the New York Post, as a New Yorker, very happy to get a mention in the hometown paper. I did the interview over the phone with Michael Gartland the quotes attributed to me in the article were not entirely accurate, I would never use the word “lark”.
In general I don’t have any particular political aspirations, at least for any national type of office, I’ve been the guy in charge and found it to usually be a thankless job. At the time, more than anything, I thought it would be something to tick off the bucket list “run for president”, been there, done that.
For the 2020 election I considered once again registering as a candidate, but for some reason this cycle didn’t really sit well with me, being something of comedic candidate in the midst of a pandemic, racial unrest, assorted protests, the looming catastrophe of climate change and the militant polarization of the electorate here in the US and elsewhere around the world made me uncomfortable… politics right now is not a laughing matter and I believe that choosing a leader that can guide us all forward, rather than backwards is of paramount importance.