- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Maybe Rick Perry and Lincoln Chaffee will show up. The official “Lesser-Known Candidate Forum” will be staged Tuesday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, long the site of formal policy gatherings and official debates and discussions.

The rarefied event has been around since 1972, draws considerable news coverage and was last seen in late 2011 when 19 presidential hopefuls showed up from both Republican and Democratic persuasions, and a number of callings in between.

“Strong teeth for a strong America. My name is Vermin Supreme. I am a friendly fascist. A vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote completely thrown away,” explained the candidate of the same name, during his opening statement.

Mr. Supreme, a self-described anarchist and activist who wore a tiger print jacket and rubber boot on his head at the time, also promised a free pony to all Americans.

See the past C-SPAN coverage here

Organizers of this year’s event have yet to reveal who’s on the program this time, or the identity of the moderators. They advise it “offers a unique opportunity for citizens to hear from alternative candidates from multiple states.”

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