Did you know that Jimmy McMillan, of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has an IRL political rival?
Enter Vermin Supreme, the "friendly fascist" with a boot-hat, whose platform pretty much amounts to "ponies, fuck yeah!" and zombie-preparedness.
McMillan and Supreme will duke it out at 8:30 this evening in the Groundhog Day Presidential Debate, an online forum where viewers can appear onscreen and ask questions, accessible here.
Michael Knowles, who used to be the youth co-chair for Jon Huntsman's belly-up campaign, organized the meeting, and bills it as the "showdown of the century." (Obvs.)
"They're debating these important issues," Knowles, who heads Yale's Republican group, tells Runnin' Scared. "Should people get a free pony or get low rent?"
So in the spirit of political fairness, Runnin' Scared tracked down Vermin Supreme, who was hot on the campaign trail. The Baltimore native and Massachusetts resident says he got into politics because he "had nothing better to do." (Hey, there's something to be said for honesty.) He chats with us about his grand plans to rescue the nation from decline, but he's still not sure if his presidential run is an actual presidential run.More »