If you think that people like Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Betsy DeVos are bad, you haven't heard of Nathan Daniel Larson.
Larson—who spent 16 months in prison after emailing the Secret Service in 2008 about his plans to kill the president "in the near future"—is running for office! Yup you read that right. After serving his time, his voting rights were restored and apparently he is eligible to run for Virginia's 31st District--you can thank Gov. Terry McAuliffe for that.
It seems like Donald Trump's victory in this last presidential election coupled with his numerous appointments of completely racist and utterly unqualified administration really has people thinking that they are qualified to represent the American people too.
Believe it or not, Larson actually has enough signatures on his petition to put his name on the November ballot. That ain't the worst of it though. Larson's platform includes suppressing all women's rights, stripping women of their right to vote, and allowing fathers to marry their daughters since dads have a greater interest in taking care of their children. WHAT THE HELL?! That's not exactly the audacity of hope, is it?
Not only does this maniac believe that only men should hold positions of power, he says that this is the kind of leadership that women are looking for. "I think women want male leadership, and so men have to be strong,” Larson told WUSA. “Men have to take the stances they believe are right, and women will respect that."
Larson says that even though the Libertarian Party of Virginia plans to oust his crazy a** on March 26, he will run anyway as an Independent. "There's no chance he'll be running with this party," Chairman Bo Brown told US News via telephone.
Larson isn't fazed one bit. The man talks like he is some kind of visionary thinker or something. He responded with this: "If you’re independent, it just means you’re the one who’s running an experimental campaign," he said. "Sometimes it may mean you’re ahead of your time." And we hope that time never comes.
Before you laugh this one off—because it is likely one of the most bizarre things that you will hear all day—consider this: Larson might actually win. After all, Trump did...