Cat running for U.S. president worried voter discontent could actually see ballots land in his lap

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Still torn about how to vote Tuesday in the U.S. presidential race?

Looking for the candidate with precisely zero sexual assault allegations and equally few mishandled emails?

Then, Limberbutt McCubbins may well be your candidate. Or rather, cat-idate. The tabby cat hails from Louisville, Kentucky, and is a registered Democrat with the Federal Election Commission.

We first told you about the cat’s political aspirations in the summer of 2015.

Who knew, that a year later, a cat running for president wouldn’t become the biggest joke of the election cycle. Who could have have predicted Donald Trump’s distasteful use of the word “pussy” would actually become an election issue?

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But alas, here we are on Election Day.

And, the Republican nominee is widely reviled, yet still enjoys massive support while a many remain suspicious of the Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, who clearly has the street cred for the job, but find herself still scrapping it out to become top dog.

But Limberbutt, once a joke candidate, has taken a more serious tone in recent days, realizing in many ways, this Nov. 8 horse race is too close to call.

Emilee McCubbins and Isaac Forman Weiss are the brains behind the campaign to election a cat for president. Limberbutt 2016/Facebook

Emilee McCubbins and Isaac Forman Weiss are the brains behind the campaign to election a cat for president. Limberbutt 2016/Facebook

“This is a reminder that you should go vote, but not for me,” his Facebook page notes. “Please do not write me in, I don’t have any hope of winning at this election. Even if you feel you can’t support a presidential candidate, there are a lot of down ballot races that are counting on you.”

And:

“Don’t vote for McCubbins as a write-in — his handlers cannot stress that enough, and neither can we. The stakes are always high in elections, but it particularly seems so this year. McCubbins is the quite cute face of a larger voter discontent, but he’s also a Trojan Horse (Trojan… cat?) to get people interested and engaged in politics…”

We’ll see on Wednesday morning who wakes up feline fine.

Photos Limberbutt 2016/Facebook 

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