Comedian Doug Stanhope has announced his intention to run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket for the 2008 elections. Stanhope endorsed Michael Badnarik in the 2004 presidential race.


Most of us know how completely screwed the system has become. Yet we shrug it off as something to deeply rooted to change. I'm tired of accepting what we have as the best we can do and yelling about it in barrooms and comedy clubs isn't going to force anyone's hand.

That is why I have decided to run for the office. If this country can buy Jesus and American Idol, I think we can sell them actual freedom and self-determination.

The campaign will focus on individual freedom, self-government and making America fun again. And this campaign, if goes as planned, will wreak an adreneline-fueled havoc across the land.

This planet belongs to you as much as it does anyone. It is your choice - not any government - to decide how you will live.

This is - at the moment - the most powerful country in the world which makes inexcusable the fact we have become so oppresive and boring at the same time.

I may not be the best possible candidate but I am the best one willing to run. Jump on the bandwagon. Win or lose, we are going to have a fantastic, bizarre and screaming ride towards the White House.

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