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Christopher Walken In 2008?

Help me out here.

How fake is this?

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Did Christopher Walken actually approve this? Or did some fan just make the site as a joke?

A Google News search only brings up a World Net Daily link on the matter.

If this is a serious trial balloon, it's amazingly poor-- and amateurish. Just look at the "platform" he's got going:

Campaign Finance Reform: "I believe that campaign finance is a very tough issue, with good points on both sides; but I feel, as a wealthy american, that I should have no more say than even the least fortunate American citizen. That is why I am for campaign finance reform."


Military Funding:
"I am a huge supporter of the military. I have always thought of them as our guardians, and when our guardians are making less than the poverty line, and children are suffering because their parents decided to join the military, well, I get very upset. I feel that instead of sending billions to the Pentagon's pet projects, it should go to the troops."

Stem Cell Research:
"I'd met Chris Reeve several times before he died, and after having met him it is tough to be against it [stem cell research]. I am for human knowledge and expansion of human life. If stem cells are one way to do that, I need to be a good friend of stem cells."

Christopher Walken is one of my favorite actors. I know that's weird, since he's so weird. But he's good. Whether we're talking about the "watch speech" from Pulp Fiction, the creepy Saturday Night Live performances, or supporting roles in comedies like Wayne's World 2 and Wedding Crashers, Walken is just a gifted and talented artist. And a great dancer (Fatboy Slim music video, anyone?).

But President?

Come on. Where's the punch line?

The official Walken 2008 website is not really funny enough to be a joke, and not realistic enough to be an all-out hoax.

So help me out, here.

Is it possible that this more than an awkwardly-executed publicity stunt?

Will Franklin is an awkward-executed publicity stunt, at WILLisms.com.


Comments (11)

The domain is registered by... (Below threshold)
DaveS:

The domain is registered by some guy in Destin Florida.

"Is it possible that this m... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"Is it possible that this more than an awkwardly-executed publicity stunt?"

Possible, yes. Anything is possible.

Is this a real campaign though? No.
Pure publicity stunt.

LOL! A good friend to stem... (Below threshold)
Jay:

LOL! A good friend to stem cells! Too bad they can't vote!

He'd make a better candidat... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

He'd make a better candidate than Kerry. By the time they get through tying Jamie Gorelick to Hillary I don't doubt he'd stand a better chance than she will, even with that watch in his ass thing.

I checked into this one mys... (Below threshold)
Bill:

I checked into this one myself, and I came up with this:

http://pub28.bravenet.com/forum/2399959624/fetch/594030

Supposedly, this is from a guy who is a member of the organization who started the hoax.

We'll see.

"The way our forefathers lo... (Below threshold)
JP:

"The way our forefathers looked at it, [insert campaign issue] was your birthright. They'd be damned if any of the slopes were gonna get their greasy yellow hands on their nation's birthright. So they hid it in the one place they knew they could hide something: their asses. Five long years, they wore [insert campaign issue] up their asses. Then when they died of dysentery, they gave me the [insert campaign issue]. I hid this uncomfortable [insert campaign issue] up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, America, I give the [insert campaign issue] to you."

"This nation's got a fever.... (Below threshold)
JP:

"This nation's got a fever. And the only prescription, is more cowbell."

Sorry. I can't help myself. Can you imagine him in the debates?

jp

Checked out the WND article... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Checked out the WND article. It claimed to have a direct quote from Walken in the last paragragh. I read it, did not sound like Presidential oratory. More like the stuff you get at the Miss America Pageant. " I am for sunny days without rain, world peace, happy, little fat kids with no cavities, and no spanking your monkey in public."

Check it out on GoDaddy.com... (Below threshold)
Scriptfox:

Check it out on GoDaddy.com (or any of the other registrant services...)

https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/whois.asp?se=%2B&domain=WALKEN2008%2Ecom&ci=1718

All of the guy's name, address, email, phone number etc... is there. Call him yourself if you want?

Created last Wednesday, if that means anything.

The founding fathers design... (Below threshold)

The founding fathers designed the Presidency as a more figurehead role with the powers of check/balance to Congress. In modern times, history has morphed that role into one that feigns more responsibility than was intended. Looking back at the best Presidents of the late 20th cent, we find an actor, a politician who was a fantastic liar, and a man who's 'resolve' in fighting terrorist and who's greatest moment came not from legislation, but from a speech with a megaphone on a pile of rubble.

Being a President is NOT about being the best manager in the US, the best CEO, or even the best leader. It's about being inspiring-sizzle first, steak second. What this nation needs isn't a Donald Trump CEO, or a Steve Forbes CEO. It's not a wishy washy go-with-the polls dem or an intractable repub. We need a man who inspires and ENTERTAINS-someone who can talk tough on behalf of the nation, but at the same time defer accountability to Congress.

Besides, I love the idea of seeing Walken go over to North Korea and start telling Kim Jong Il the way it's gotta be.

"Kim, it's all about one shot buddy-one shot. You hand over your nukes and stop being bac, or....one shot."

"Ohhhhh Chris, you breakin my baws Chris. You breakin my baws!"

If this doesn't make you la... (Below threshold)



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