America needs a space age president

Gabriel Green campaigned to be President of the United States in 1960, promoting himself as "your write-in space-age candidate."

His main qualification was that he had "seen at least 75 flying saucers and has chatted with space people." Also, he was founder of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America. He promised that his presidency would usher in "The World of Tomorrow, and UTOPIA now."

However, he didn't attract a lot of support from voters. He attributed this to the fact that "not enough Americans have yet seen flying saucers or talked to outer space people." So he dropped out of the race and endorsed John F. Kennedy. The space people told him that they approved his decision.

He ran again in 1972, with similar results.

More info (and photos) at Gabriel Green for President.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 08, 2016
     Category: Politics | Strange Candidates | 1960s

Not surprising how many of Mr. Green's proposals are still espoused by politicians, even though some sixty years have passed.
Posted by KDP on 11/08/16 at 09:47 AM
Qualifications--Not so much
Posted by crc on 11/08/16 at 10:28 AM
Can't be worse than Trump. At least you can't build a wall between the USA and space.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/09/16 at 09:09 AM
@Richard Bos - Uh, did you happen to vote for Hillary?
Posted by GFinKS on 11/14/16 at 09:15 AM
Had I lived in the USA, I'd have held my nose and voted for Hillary. Say what you will about her, she's not a complete lunatic. Choosing Trump over her is like deliberately infecting yourself with rabies in order to avoid breaking your leg in four places: the latter choice is horrible and potentially long-term destructive, but the alternative now taken is catastrophically worse and only a deliberately self-blind fool would take it. But hey, you destroy your own country the way you want to.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/14/16 at 09:48 AM
So essentially, you are a name caller just like the rest. You have followed the hype to the letter. Best of luck to you.
Posted by GFinKS on 11/14/16 at 09:54 AM
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