Manchester, N.H. —A presidential candidate pulled into a rival’s diner campaign stop and promised, if elected, to re-invade Iraq and make it the 51st state. “Where do you stand on the free ponies for all Americans program?” he demanded
he prankster rhetoric issued from the bullhorn of 62-year-old Vermin Supreme, who has run for president every four years since 1988. He ran again on Tuesday in New Hampshire’s presidential primary.
He wasn’t the only outside-the-box character you never heard of whose name was on the ballot, and whose antics left something of an impression on the trail.
Amid the pursuit of presidential power this weekend in New Hampshire, a variety of other crusaders sought support for causes of their own, from national defense against electromagnetic nukes to free ponies for everyone and custom-fit bras with Wooster Square roots.
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