https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodspaceguy

    Though never endorsed by a party, he has contested elections as a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and as a candidate of the non-existent "Employmentwealth Party" (under Washington elections law, candidates can declare themselves a member of any party, whether the party exists or not).

He's running against Uncle Mover.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Mover

    Mover's more recent campaigns have been a marketing tactic to promote his business. In 2004 he estimated $150,000 of his company's annual revenue came from name familiarity generated by his ballot appearances.

'murica.


psychoticmilkman:

Oh, but there's poetry!

    I, candidate Goodspaceguy, am trying to decrease poverty.

    I, economist Goodspaceguy, am trying to increase prosperity.

    I want us to build a full-employment … free market … utopia.

    Let’s expand the equilibrium, free market machine that produces utopia.

    I love competitive capitalism.

    Capitalism is the best.

    Capitalism raises our living standard,

    Better than all the rest.

    Better than the poverty of the incentive-killing welfarism,

    Better than the poverty of intrusive, gross governmental-ism.

    Better than the use of force by socialism.

    The competitive free market system is the best.

    The competitive free market system is better than all the rest.

    The free market system is better than crumbly communism.

    The free market system is better than shoddy socialism.

    The free market system is better than gross governmentalism.

    The free market system is better than wormy welfarism.

    I want jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs.

    I want jobs for everyone.

    I want jobs for your mothers.

    I want jobs for your brothers.

Also, according to Wikipedia (because his own site doesn't seem to explain it)

    Originally named Michael George Nelson, he legally added "Goodspaceguy" to his name in 2006, becoming "Michael George Goodspaceguy Nelson."

    Favorite Books: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

I bet his favorite character is Zaphod Beeblebrox: briefly the President of the Galaxy (a role that involves no power whatsoever, and merely requires the incumbent to attract attention so no one wonders who's really in charge, a role for which Zaphod was perfectly suited).


posted by kleinbl00: 298 days ago