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Ron White for president? Comedian announces 2016 bid

If President Trump gives you a bad taste in your mouth, how about President Tater Salad?

“Blue Collar” comedian Ron White, 58, has announced an independent bid for the White House in the 2016 presidential election.

White made the announcement along with a video posted Tuesday showing him signing paperwork — and created a new — where his slogan is “Vote Smart! Because You Can’t Fix Stupid,” and he says:

“For years, people all across this great country have asked me to run for President, but nothing like this year. My decision to run for President of the United States of America came from a lack of choices. I’ve watched the debates and I thought to myself: Is this what we have to choose from? For 30 years I have traveled this country back and forth, up and down. I love you people and you have told me what you think is wrong and what you want to see change. So if you want me to do this, I will.”

“This is going to be the real White House,” he said in his official YouTube video as he signed the document, implied to be his official paperwork to run for office. “Bring it.”

“For the last 30 years of my life, I’ve done nothing but non-stop touring across this country, back and forth, making these people laugh, eating with these people, drinking with these people,” White told AOL. “I know what they need, I know what they smoke, I know what they say, I know what hurts them, I know what they’re worried about.”

TATERSALAD-admatHe repeated his intentions the past couple of days with AOL/The Huffington Post, SiriusXM, TMZ and last night on FOX Business — the very cable network that broadcast and moderated this week’s Republican presidential debate.

White said he’d name fellow stand-up comedian Josh Blue as his vice-presidential running mate. He’d asked Lewis Black — whom he’d watched last month’s GOP debates with alongside Kathleen Madigan — but Black declined. So instead of a Black and White ticket, he said he’s going with “Ron White and Blue.”

Get it?

You get it.

Roll the clips.

His presidential website includes two major platform issues so far:

1) Help and Support Injured Service Members: “This country is still at war. These guys and gals are coming home, blown to smithereens, worse than any war in the history of war. And it’s appalling how we treat them. They’re ours. They’re our young men and women forever, and we have to take care of them forever. They’ve given a sacrifice to this nation that should humble every one of us.”

2) War on the Drugs That Matter (Meth!!!): “I say we legalize marijuana nationwide and tax it. And then I say we have a real war on drugs – this will not be your grandma’s war on drugs. We have a serious problem with meth dealers and meth houses infecting this country. We’ll take some of that tax revenue from pot sales and offer American citizens $20,000 to find the meth houses and labs and just bust in and start blowing them away. We’ll give them an 8-minute warning to get the meth babies out. No reason to hurt the meth babies – not their fault.”

The Ron White For President Site also has a form for you to fill out to let the comedian know where you live so he can update you accordingly on his actual campaign.

If you want him.

Sean L. McCarthy

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12 thoughts on “Ron White for president? Comedian announces 2016 bid

  1. “Ron White and Blue”? That’s clever I like that.

    Anyway, Ron, I wish you the best of luck in your campaign. To be perfectly honest an intelligent, regular guy and not a sleazy politician is what I think we really need but I’m just not convinced that this is a serious bid so much so as you just trying to make a point. As such, at this point you don’t really have my vote and that’s ONLY because the majority current pool we have is so bad that if you don’t have enough real support to have a chance to win, I feel like my vote would go to waste giving it to you when I could go with my second choice and potentially keep one virus or another out.

    I’m still waiting to see some debates or some more public appearances so I can see whether or not the less familiar public get behind you like my #2 and make my vote worth giving to you.

    On that note, even if you don’t win, maybe you should look at some other positions (e.g. Mayor, Governor, Senator, etc). You’ve got the right ideas and one way or another I want to support you in it.

  2. What I would to see is some kind of help for the average working guy. We get no kind of help when we get hurt . We are the backbone of this country. I was hurt in 2013 I was told I make too much money. I’ve been employed by the same employer for almost 30 years , paid my taxes,social security and whatever else has to be paid but yet somebody from another country or too lazy to work reaps the benefits

  3. Ron, you are joining a little late. While you are loved, make a lot of sense and use humor to get your points across, you can’t win. Perhaps you should join tanks with Trump. Now that would be a hell of a ticket. You guys together would kick stupid out of this country. Much love to you.

  4. I’d vote for you. Gotta be better than the present choices quick are pretty sleazy to day the least. I personally think all politicians are self serving assholes that don’t have s clue what this country need our wanted for that matter. They are willing to promise anything just to get elected. So why not Ron White. You’ve got my vote

  5. He’ll yeah. You would have my vote. And if your vp backs out, I need a better job. This country is going to hell fast

  6. Go for it Ron………Please!! i believe you would do what is best for the USA…..maybe you could get our country out of some of our debt. Create cutbacks on government wasting of money. Stop huge monthly payments that last a lifetime, for certain political offices held. Create ceilings for prices on medications and on durable medical equipment. Yes, help the injured veterans, the homeless, yes, stop crystal meth dealers and manufacturers….yes, legalize marijuana and tax it. Lower the full retirement age, so that more jobs could open up for the younger workers. Mandate all pregnant women to study parenting skills and learn the importance of great parenting. Mandate American Sign Language be taught is schools starting in Kindergarten. Mandate time management and job skills be taught in schools. And how to verbally communicate effectively. And CPR; cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Teach the financial benefits of attending college…even while being a student. Mandate all seniors get free gym memberships. Increase minimum wage…can you imagine living on $7.25 hourly? Put city buses in all towns, that run regular routes, let the seniors ride for free. But, if you are joking, and wind up using my suggestions in one of your shows….then email me a nice check with several 0’s at the end of a number. Thank you very much.

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