Just when you thought the U.S. presidential race couldn’t become any more of a circus, enter Limberbutt McCubbins.
“This page is to help spread the word of the future democat nominee for the 2016 presidential election: Limberbutt McCubbins,” his Facebook page proclaims.
Yes, you read correct. Democat. Since, well, Limberbutt, is in fact a cat. And, this feline from Louisville, Kentucky, is fiercely independent.
“Our campaign has accepted zero contributions from any individual, group, or organization,” the team boasts.
Indeed, this is no fat cat who plans to rest on his laurels. He’s got ideas.
His platforms cover gay cat marriage (the gay cat demographic has long been forgotten during this long and arduous process to gain equal rights).
Catnip (my team and I promise to help all American citizens gain access to both medical and recreational catnip), and space exploration (meow is the time to increase NASA funding and return manned spaceflights to American soil.)
There’s even campaign swag. Seriously. You can order mugs, T-shirts and lawn signs. And, of course, like any good politician, he’s on social media including Facebook and Twitter, with quite a few followers.
And, don’t think for a second this is a joke. The cat – well, his campaign manager and treasurer, a 17-year-old named Isaac Weiss – has filed papers seeking the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party with the Federal Election Commission. (Limberbutt is actually owned by Weiss’s friend, 18-year-old Emilee McCubbins.)
So, is America ready for such an avant garde candidate? Limberbutt McCubbins thinks so.
“Meow is the time,” or so goes his campaign slogan.
Photos Limberbutt 2016/Facebook