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"--

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Stein, Mark, 1951- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Lincoln, Nebraska : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2020]
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Full text available:
Table of Contents:
  • 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.