Some Really Strange People Are Running for President

Including woman whose committee is a proposal to Lil Wayne
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
Some Really Strange People Are Running for President
President Princess Khadijah M. Jacob-Fambro is apparently running on a platform of becoming Mrs. Lil Wayne.   (FEC)

There are as of this moment 366 people seeking the office of President of the United States of America next year, and as much as we apparently love the idea of He Who Shall Not Be Named 2016, some of the actual humans who've declared their candidacy sound just as fictional. The New York Times runs through some of the more colorful characters, many of whom seem quite taken with capital letters, who would like to get their hands on the nuclear codes:

  • President Princess Khadijah M. Jacob-Fambro, Revolutionary Party: Instead of listing a presidential campaign committee, she made a marriage proposal to a celeb: "FROM ONE ALIEN TO ANOTHER ALIEN ... 'LIL WAYNE' 'DWAYNE MICHAEL CARTER Jr.' 'PRESIDENT CARTER' WILL YOU MARRY ME? I AM GOD!!! (smiley emoticon) President Princess Khadijah M. Jacob-Fambro"

The bar for filing FEC paperwork is pretty low, a rep tells the Times: "The only requirement to file that form is if they raise or spend more than $5,000. Anyone can file that FEC form." For more, including Vermin Supreme, check out the Times' full piece. (Americans, it turns out, are more jazzed about fictional villains than Clintons or Bushes.)

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