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, protests, the looming catastrophe of climate change and the militant polarization 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.