The Presidential Fringe Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office / Mark Stein.
"In examining over thirty unlikely presidential candidates from the past two centuries, Mark Stein reveals how fringe candidates have impacted the nation's political landscape"--
Lincoln, Nebraska :
Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press,
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- Before we begin: political tickets, please
- The first fringe candidates: "scattered" and "other"
- John Donkey: America's first cartoon candidate
- Joseph Smith: cult candidate?
- Leonard "Live Forever" Jones: High Moral Party
- George Francis Train: "Spread-Eagleism"
- Victoria Woodhull: first woman to run for president
- James B. Walker: from mainstream to fringe: Anti-Masonic Party
- Mark Twain: first celebrity candidate
- George Edwin Taylor: first African American candidate
- Will Rogers: Anti-Bunk Party
- Gracie Allen: Surprise Party
- John Maxwell: Vegetarian Party
- Homer Tomlinson: "King of the World" candidate
- Gabriel Green: Universal Flying Saucer Party
- Louis Abolafia: World Love Party
- Pat Paulsen: TV Comedian: STAG Party
- Eldridge Cleave: Black Panther: Peace and Freedom Party
- Dick Gregory: TV Comedian: Freedom and Peace Party
- Pigasus: Yippie Candidate
- Aftershocks: nobody for president
- Joan Jett Blakk: Queer Nation candidate
- Vermin Supreme: "Why not the worst?"
- Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey: Vampires Witches and Pagans Party
- Stephen Colbert: "Americans for a better tomorrow, tomorrow"
- Frank Moore: Just Makes Sense Party
- Keith Russell Judd: Federal inmate 11593-051
- Roseanne Barr: first female serious comedian candidate
- Jimmy McMillan: Rent Is Too Damn High Party
- Naked Cowboy: independent in underpants
- Deez Nuts: Games with Balls Candidate
- Andrew Basiago: Time Travel Candidate
- Zoltan Istvan: Transhumanist Party
- In exiting: watch your step.