Noted actor Christopher Walken has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. The Walken 2008 website has few details on Walken’s positions on the issues of the day, nor does it offer a party affiliation for Mr. Walken. This quote on the front page provides some insight on his views:
Our great country is in a terrible downward spiral. We’re outsourcing jobs, bankrupting social security, and losing lives at war. We need to focus on what’s important– paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. We need to think about improving our failing educational system, making better use of our resources, and helping to promote a stable, safe, and tolerant global society. It’s time to be smart about our politics. It’s time to get America back on track.
What can we expect from Christopher Walken, Presidential candidate. In the short term, very little, with the election still three-plus years away. According to his website’s press release:
Walken campaign manager Michael Hansee admitted that there would be relatively minimal publicity at this early stage. “[Mr. Walken] has a full plate right now, acting in a number of different films, and can’t start any personal campaign work until these obligations are fulfilled,” he commented. “We’re looking to spread the word and build a little support base with our website, in preparation for a full campaign in early 2007.”
The campaign website is patriotic-themed, with the tag-line “To Get America Back on Track.” Hansee stated that the campaign is hoping to drum up early support through their online presence, much like Howard Dean did in the 2004 race.
It’s early days, obviously. Developments with the Walken campaign will hopefully prove interesting. Color me curious.