Politics is a funny business, especially in this contentious election season. Donald Trump’s inexplicable rise to the forefront of the GOP field – a group of candidates so numerous that they could play baseball against each other – has been dominating the headlines. But it certainly seems like there are some Republican voters who aren’t taking Trump’s candidacy – or any of the other wanna-be Presidents – too seriously. How else to explain that a whopping 9% of voters in a recent North Carolina poll threw their support behind a man named “Deez Nuts?”
No, this wasn’t a prank pulled on a credulous surveying company. Deez Nuts is real. The independent candidate hails from Wallingford, Iowa and announced his candidacy earlier in the summer. He hasn’t released a policy platform – or even a photograph – but something about Mr. Nuts has obviously struck a chord in North Carolina voters.
The poll, from Public Policy Polling, can be read in full here. Let’s put Deez Nuts’ achievements in perspective here: Ted Cruz is polling at 10% – just a single point higher. Marco Rubio has Deez Nuts tied at 9%. And Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker all have worse poll numbers than Deez Nuts.
Obviously, there’s no chance in Hell that a man named Deez Nuts could ever inhabit the Oval Office. But we can dream, right? The American participatory political system lets everyone have a voice, and right now the nuts of America are singing proudly. Congratulations, Deez Nuts. You’ve got our vote.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.