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10 Public Figures Who Aren’t Running for President

29 May 2015 [18:48] - TODAY.AZ

With the entrance of Rick Santorum on Wednesday and George Pataki on Thursday morning, the Republican field has grown toeight candidates — and that’s not including those, like Jeb Bush, who are all but sure to enter the race but just haven’t formally announced yet. As the field grows, it is perhaps easier to keep track of those who aren’t running than those who are. To that end, the following is a partial list of prominent public figures who have not yet declared their candidacy:

Tyrion Lannister

Since he was born in Westeros and not in the United States, Tyrion Lannister is likely ineligible for the presidency. However, ineligibility hasn’t stopped other leaders from attaining high office in the Seven Kingdoms, so don’t count him out just yet.

Grumpy Cat

The adorable frowny-faced kitty remains in the public eye — this fall, she will appear in a comic book. But she has announced no plans to seek the nomination for president.

Schrödinger’s cat

Schrödinger’s cat is both running and not running for president, kind of like Jeb Bush.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is, technically, dead. But since a number ofRepublican hopefuls cited him when asked to name their favorite living president, maybe he still has a shot.

Taylor Swift

The posse of heavily-armed celebrity supporters she amassed for her “Bad Blood” video would make her a formidable opponent, but at 25, the pop star has ten years before she can legally serve as president.

Iron Man

Iron Man has not entered the race, though given the success of Stark Industries he might be a worthy adversary for, say, Donald Trump.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The Rock has said he may run for president some day, and he has already played one on TV. However, he has announced no plans to run in 2016.

Princess Charlotte

At 26 days old, the new addition to the British royal family has had ample time to launch a campaign to retake her country’s former colony. Issues of age and nationality would surely be mere technicalities to her, yet for some reason she has taken no action in this area.

An almond

As the California drought continues, water-guzzling almonds have been sharply criticized. But at least so far, no almond has stepped up to defend the species’ interests by running for our nation’s highest office.

Indominus rex

The genetically engineered dinosaur and star of “Jurassic World” is18 feet tall and 50 feet long, with a roar as loud as a 747 takeoff. It is not, however, running for president at this time.

/By The New York Times/


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