The polls suggest the world is coming to an end because Donald Trump is the leading Republican candidate for president.
However, one might be a little hasty in taking such reports so seriously, since an Independent by the name of Deez Nuts is apparently the preferred president of nearly one in 10 residents of North Carolina.
On July 26, 15-year-old Brady Olson of Wallingford, Iowa filed to run for president with the Federal Election Commission as Deez Nuts.
Olson told The Daily Beast,
When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could.
The teen was referring to a cat from Kentucky who is currently running as a Democrat.
His FEC form only listed a place of residence and his affiliation with the Independent party, but Olson doesn't live at the address he provided; he lives next door to the address on a farm owned by his father.
Others who filled out the same form include Sydneys Vuluptuous Buttocks, Buddy the Elf and Jack Sparrow.
Jim Williams, an issue polling specialist at Public Policy Polling, told The Daily Beast,
It started because somebody emailed us under the name Deez Nuts. He said, 'I'm Deez Nuts. I'm running. Here's my filing statement. Would you poll me?'
Williams didn't put it past Public Policy Polling to grant such a request, so a few weeks ago, Deez Nuts was pitted against Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Olson's alter ego was found to be the most favorable candidate of 7 percent of Minnesota voters, 8 percent of Iowa voters and 9 percent of North Carolina voters. The results prompted Deez Nuts to post to his Facebook page his positions on issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and the national budget.
Article two of the US Constitution states the president must be at least 35 years old, but Olson seemingly intends to become the first 15-year-old president with a fake name.
The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party. It would also be great to find a [vice president], preferably McCubbins because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.
Olson would have to file a second form that, unfortunately, requires a real name and address. So, the end may be near for Deez Nuts, but not before he reminds the nation some of these early polls are complete BS.