In an election where Donald Trump is destroying every other GOP candidate (when there’s a dozen-plus), it takes a lot to catch the nation’s attention. So thank goodness a teenage boy is running as a fake candidate named Deez Nuts. But here’s the thing, he’s actually not doing too bad.
15-year-old Brady Olson filed with the FEC as the superbly named Independent candidate on July 26, and he’s already more interesting to all of us than Hillary Clinton.
Even in North Carolina, where everyone seems pretty confused about the whole thing…
…he’s still polling at 9 percent.
He previously polled at 8 percent in Iowa and 7 percent in Minnesota.
While he, of course, endorses himself for the general election, Olson/Deez Nuts recently endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination on his campaign’s Facebook page, explaining that Sanders “almost completely agrees on me with social issues and even some on fiscal issues..
Speaking of endorsements, Deez Nuts already has Warren G’s support.
“The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party,” Olson explained to The Daily Beast. “It would also be great to find a VP, preferably McCubbins because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.”
For reference, because this is the U.S. presidential election, Limberbutt McCubbins is, of course, a cat from Kentucky seeking the Democratic nomination.
Keep us guessing, laughing, and crying, presidential election. We’re pretty much ready for anything at this point.