The US Presidential election is still more than a year away but so far more than twenty politicians have thrown their hat into the ring to run. At this point, it’s a crowded field as we’re still months and months away from the Democrats and Republicans choosing their official candidates, so it’s still anybody’s game. But even some of the serious politicians, those who have held high offices as elected officials, have said pretty crazy shit over the years. We’ve highlighted some of the crazy presidential candidates; gems in this ongoing series of unbelievable statements from people running for president.
We’re a safe-for-work site, but we’re not scared to spread Santorum around. Rick Santorum represented Pennsylvania in the Senate from 1995 until 2006. And he was almost the Republican candidate in 2012, coming in second as his party’s favored man.
“In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.”
Now that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states we’ll be getting some new choice cuts soon.
On paper, this guy is going to win. Ben Carson is a former neurosurgeon with years of experience in the Republican party. He’s also an African-American which could unite the country after years of perceived racism from conservatives. But, he also says stuff like this…like…a lot:
“You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.”
You know what? He deserves another chance. Lots of people don’t like Obamacare. Let’s get another hit for context.
“A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay.”
Impressive resume here! He’s a Rhodes Scholar, a former Congressman, and he’s the outgoing governor of Louisiana. Jindal’s credentials must make him a serious contender for the Republican nod to become commander-in-chief….right? Well, we’re not saying this disqualifies him from being president but he did write and publish a very long article about an exorcism he participated in for his possessed friend Susan:
“There was some type of physical force distracting me. It was as if something was pushing down on my chest, making it very hard for me to breathe….Though I could find no cause for my chest pains, I was very scared of what was happening to me and Susan. I began to think that the demon would only attack me if I tried to pray or fight back.”
Hey, it was the 1990s, and he was in college, who didn’t drive out some demons and write about it in exhaustive detail?
The Donald himself! A billionaire celebrity genius presently riding high in the polls to be the GOP’s choice to lead the free world. This is a hard entry because this golden orator rarely slips up to say something patently stupid.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists”.
Even Huffington Post has decided to run politcal coverage in the Entertainment section ” you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.”
He didn’t even say that while drunk and beating up a butler in one of his mansions. This was stated in public a few weeks ago and he said it in his speech announcing he’s running!
Just so you don’t think that we’re partisans for biased, here’s a non-Republican. It’s independent candidate Vermin Supreme (that is his legal name) who is running for president for the fourth time.
“When I’m elected President, everybody gets a free pony.”
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. Vote Vermin 2016!!!