22 Jul '11, 5pm

Meet your newest green candidate: Double Rainbow guy

It turns out that Double Rainbow guy, everyone's favorite non-cat meme producer since Tay Zonday, has a name (it's Paul Vasquez) and a face (it's sort of Cheech Marin meets Hurley). He also has an alternative energy platform and a presidential campaign , of sorts. A Facebook app called Votocracy allows normal (for some value of "normal") people to declare their candidacy, garner votes, and even debate each other in a sort of American Idolesque shadow campaign. In a race where the "serious" candidates have included Michele Bachmann and Donald Trump, it's becoming increasingly hard to distinguish this kind of reality-show campaigning from the real thing. But Vasquez' chances probably still aren't good. He knows that, but look, the man has a vision for the country! And it involves alternative energy, protecting natural resources, and getting off foreign oil, so frankly he's a...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-07-22-meet-your-newest-gre...

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