Limberbutt McCubbins Is the Only Presidential Candidate You’ll Want to Cuddle This November
Politics| | By Jason Owen
According to the Washington Post, McCubbins is a 7-year-old tabby cat from Louisville, KY. And while McCubbins is the only actual animal in the race this year, he’s not exactly breaking new ground when it comes to real-life political animals. From the Post:
“After all, the U.S. Constitution states that ‘no person, except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the office of President.’ Note that the Constitution doesn’t explicitly require said ‘person’ to be human — because the founders surely didn’t think any clarification would be necessary. It’s the loophole for Limberbutt … He and his counterparts are hardly the first pet politicians. A pig ran for president in 1968 and a dachshund in 2008. An Alaska town has a feline mayor; a California town once elected a canine one.”The Post reports on McCubbins’s proposed campaign positions, which consist of his “belief in a fair tax code, a strong middle class, affordable health care and gay-cat marriage rights.” Reportedly, McCubbins didn’t think his chances of attaining the highest office in the land were within reach, but after his website and social media campaign gained international attention – and the unfavorable opinions of the human candidates became more clear – McCubbins knew there was hope. Hey, he might be able to at least beat out Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. As his campaign states, McCubbins may not be the perfect candidate, but he is the “purrrrfect” one.