I am appalled. My civil rights have been trodden upon by a group
of irresponsible marketers and drunks. I looked forward to my 18th
birthday because it was a passage into adulthood. Certain freedoms
were given to me and certain responsibilities were expected of me.
I could now vote. Little did I know that there are people in this
world who do not vote, but worse yet people who have made a mockery
of our fine electoral process by parading phony candidates, or
worse yet the person who writes in “SpongeBob Squarepants” in the
write-in nominee slot.
I am old enough to remember the “Bob the Bridge” incident and
“Dan the dog” for mayor, but I think that the presidential election
is far too important for these antics. I recently overheard some
lofty post-grad giggling about the Capt. Morgan pirate icon running
for president of the United States.
This time it has gone too far. A symbol for alcohol being
considered for the leadership role of one of the most dominant
political countries in the world … are you serious! What has this
world come to – a group of intoxicated co-eds running around
singing the praises of a fictional character and hyping him as the
next president? I am willing to concede the failure of the
two-party system and I encourage more independents to run, but I
think having a liquored-up buccaneer flaunt himself as a viable
politician is a shame and an unnecessary distraction in this most
important election year … Shame on you. The students of Fort
Collins and Boulder should not allow this feeble attempt to
distract them from their civil duties. Capt. Morgan for president.
What, is he going to hold a convention in a bar or something?