Get To Know Your 2012 Fringe CandidatesDownload Audio
Get To Know Your 2012 Fringe Candidates
In the audio: Colin talks to three outsider candidates who impressed people. Also, Jill Sobule and the McLovins take a crack at our fringe candidate song.
Early in this campaign cycle, I realized that I was far more entertained by and interested in some of the fringe candidates showing up at debates.
And by "fringe candidates" I mean candidates who have no support, no money, and no chance.
I don't mean "lunatic fringe." There's nothing crazy about most of these candidates except their willingness to give up their time on a pre-lost cause. I sometimes call them "hobo candidates" because of their predicament, which is the electoral equivalent of riding the rails with their bedrolls on their backs, playing sad songs on their harmonicas and being excluded from pretty much everything.
They often bond with one another around that issue: being excluded from everything. Also around the issue of actually being interested in issues.
Today on the show, three hobo candidates who impressed me in the current races - races from which they all basically are out.