Here’s a little something you may not have known about our favorite “Clown Prince of Rock”, Mr. Joseph Fidler “Joe” Walsh…..
He ran for President of the United States in 1980.
Yes, In 1980, Joe Walsh ran for president even though he wouldn’t have been able to take office if elected. He was only 33 years old at the time, and, in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, the president must be at least 35.
Walsh ran as a write-in candidate, however, and garnered attention with his “Free Gas For Everyone” campaign. He said that he wanted to raise public awareness of the election.
He also promised that if he won, he would make “Life’s Been Good” the new national anthem, which would have been fun to see sung before sporting events, I must admit.
Although his dream of becoming president didn’t come true, it did not deter him from running for office again in 1992 as vice president with Rev. Goat Carson under the slogan “We Want Our Money Back!
He recorded the song “Vote For Me” as a campaign theme song.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I doubt we would have been any worse off with a guy as cool as Joe Walsh in the White House! Think of the awesome international relations we would have built! I mean, how can one even think about nuclear arms when rocking out on Rocky Mountain way?!
What say you?