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Howard the Duck for President


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One of my favorite weekly columns to read on other sites is Comic Book Legends over at Comic Book Resources.  This week’s column has a bit about the 1976 Presidential race and the Marvel comics character Howard the Duck.

The question posed in the column is:

Howard the Duck got enough write-in votes in the 1976 Presidential Election to appear on the national charts.

You’ll have to head over there to get the whole story and explanation but Howard the Duck waged his own campaign for the Presidency.  It’s a nice little nugget of comic and political history.

You can check out a campaign button below.

Howard the Duck Campaign Button

Maybe we can have some fun this year and run someone else?  What comic book character would you like to see run for President?  What party would they run under?

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Author:Brett Schenker

Brett is a political consultant who resides in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in Political Science. Since then Brett has made his mark on politics working in various positions such as a Legislative Staffer for the Erie County Legislature, Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry, as the Database Administrator for Forward Together PAC, Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President, and Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran, and Email Deliverability Czar for Salsa Labs. In 2007 Brett formed 5B Consulting providing his expertise on database solutions, new media and email strategy. He's a long time geek, reading comics since he was a child and learning to spell his name on an Atari 800. When he's not working, he's reading comics, playing video games and relaxing with a nice cup of tea. You can follow him on Twitter @bhschenker

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