Friday, November 9, 2007

...I'm just trying to be a deader person. My Name is Earl.

Well, someone told him to get the hell out of Dodge. Earl Dodge, who was the Prohibition Party's presidential candidate six times, died earlier this week, after collapsing at a Denver Airport. Of course, this may shift the 140 votes he received in 2004 over to Ross Perot. We'll have to see how this plays out in 2008.

It really is kind of impressive though:

He ran for president on the Prohibition ticket in every election since 1984. Howard Lydick, Dodge's running mate in 2004, said the pair planned another presidential run next year. "He firmly believed in the party, more so than many people believe in anything," said Lydick.

If I were a leader of the Whig or Federalist parties, I'd start to worry about these things happening in threes.

[Houston Chronicle]


Student of The Game said...

I don't know if you watch the show or not, but that headline is infinitely funnier if you know that on the show, Earl and Joy's kids are named Dodge and Earl (Jr.).

Live Like You Were Dying said...

So sorry to hear this news. I take solace, however, in knowing that Dodge has now been reunited with fellow American statesman and politician Sam Adams.