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Birther entrant into the presidential race

I’ve met two presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich during his visit to Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 2012 and Christopher Earl Strunk at the Farrar v. Obama hearing in Atlanta earlier that same year.

Yes, Mr. Strunk is seeking the office of President of the United States as a candidate of the Natural Born Citizen Party.

FEC Filing by CES of NBCP 4-21-15 by constitutionmonitors

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19 Responses to Birther entrant into the presidential race

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    wrecking ball April 23, 2015 at 12:29 am #

    would this give him standing for an eligibility lawsuit against cruz and/or rubio?

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG April 23, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    Also known as “The derp party”.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) April 23, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    wrecking ball: would this give him standing for an eligibility lawsuit against cruz and/or rubio?

    In his dreams, yes. In reality, unlikely.
    Cody Robert Judy didn’t succeed either, at least in part because courts saw no cognizable injury because he could not make a reasonable case the Obama votes would’ve gone to him in any measurable amount. In other words, a candidate who stands less than a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected is not injured by the potential ineligibility of another candidate.

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    alg April 23, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    So I can hear the campaign theme song and motto: “We Got The Funk” With Chris Earl Strunk.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    He dropped the “:” and the “in esse” from his name, does that means he’s given up on his SovCit garbage or is he running as his “virtual legal persona”?

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    Rickey April 23, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    The address for the Natural Born Citizen Party’s committee is the home of Strunk’s birther pal and repeatedly failed litigant, H. William Van Allen.

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    Jim April 23, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Wait, are we sure Strunk is a natural born citizen? Anyone seen his BC? I’ll bet he’s Canadian!!! 😀

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    ASK Esq. April 23, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Shouldn’t he be running for the position of CEO of The United States of America, Inc.?

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    AnotherBird April 23, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    A single issue party, with no platform. Never thought that a political party would be founded based on nothing more that denial and multiple failed frivolous lawsuits. Well, it will gather only votes from birthers who want to deny one final fact.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater April 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    1. No this wouldn’t give him standing. He has no shot of getting anywhere on the ballot. Just like the supposed write-in candidate Mark Graham who showed up on the fogbow.

    2. Is he going to ask for public funding of his campaign?

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    Notorial Dissent April 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Strunk is the essence of low unintellectual comedy, as he has continued to prove over the last several years, and has grown very thin by this point as a one joke jackass.

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    Pete April 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    I would like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States, as the duly-elected candidate of the Cocktail Party.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG April 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    Pete:
    I would like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States, as the duly-elected candidate of the Cocktail Party.

    Four more beers! Four more beers!

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    Reality Check April 24, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    So all one has to do to be a presidential candidate is file a form with the FEC? I like the way the Birthers like Cody Robert Judy and Leah Lax touted this as if it is a big deal.

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    James M April 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    At least he filed, something that Clinton, Rubio, Christie, Paul and Carson have yet to do. In a legal sense, he is a candidate and they are not.

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    James M April 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Reality Check:
    So all one has to do to be a presidential candidate is file a form with the FEC? I like the way the Birthers like Cody Robert Judy and Leah Lax touted this as if it is a big deal.

    You need an auditable five grand. I always assume that people wait to file because they actually have trouble getting a clean five grand together. I find it notable which supposed candidates haven’t filed, and that the hundreds who have filed are never mentioned.

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    Dave April 24, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Only need to file with the FEC if you raise and/or spend money. And, while I’m on the subject, although there are filing requirement in every state to get on the ballot, you don’t have to be on the ballot to win.

    To be a candidate, you don’t really need to do anything.

    Reality Check:
    So all one has to do to be a presidential candidate is file a form with the FEC? I like the way the Birthers like Cody Robert Judy and Leah Lax touted this as if it is a big deal.

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    Rickey April 25, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Reality Check:
    So all one has to do to be a presidential candidate is file a form with the FEC? I like the way the Birthers like Cody Robert Judy and Leah Lax touted this as if it is a big deal.

    Of course, actually getting one’s name on a ballot is another matter altogether.

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    RanTalbott April 26, 2015 at 3:18 am #

    James M: At least he filed, something that Clinton, Rubio, Christie, Paul and Carson have yet to do.

    Clinton, Rubio, and Paul _have_ filed. You can check here: http://www.fec.gov/press/resources/2016presidential_form2nm.shtml

    So, btw, has “Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks”. And about 275 others.

    I dunno whether Christie will bother, given that his chances are the only thing “slim” about him.

    I watched Rachel Maddow last night, and she said that Carson was going to announce something (probably that he’s running) a week from Tuesday. Fiorina has “pre-announced” for the day before. Maddow thought it tacky that Fiorina picked a day on which yet a third candidate is supposed to announce, because the news exposure from the announcement is so important to “minor” candidates who can’t afford to buy a lot of publicity.

    Personally, I think it’s ridiculous that we have people starting their campaigns almost two years before they could take office. Many wars didn’t last that long.