NICK EICHER, HOST: Let’s say you’re a candidate for a political office. Say you don’t have a lot of experience to point to and you want to tap into voter disgust—the kind of voter who says, you know, there’s just nobody to vote for.
Well, here’s your guy. He was running for mayor of Keene, New Hampshire. His name is Richard Paul. Well, was Richard Paul. Before the name change. Ready for this one? Nobody.
Yep, Mr. Nobody, candidate Nobody, sought to become Mayor Nobody.
How’d he do?
Well, points for originality, but that’s about it. Either voters weren’t disgusted enough with the existing options…
OR they decided somebody was better than nobody.
Either way, Mr. Nobody got 47 votes out of more than 2,000 cast.
It’s The World and Everything in It.