After the mess of the Bush years and the Republican idiocy in Congress, it’s hard to imagine a situation in which a progressive would really, strongly support a Republican. But today is the day for me.
Murray Hill is just more than the typical candidate. Murray Hill represents something more than anyone could hope to represent. Young, an interesting background, and new to politics – these days, who wants to reelect an incumbent?
If you’re not convinced, join me below the fold. I think even the most partisan Democrats out there will be convinced that Murray Hill is a great candidate.
Oh, did I forget to mention that Murray Hill is a corporation?
Murray Hill, Inc. has decided to run for Congress in the Republican primary in Maryland’s eighth congressional district. This is just about as good as when those ficus plants ran for Congress.
Says the Washington Post:
After the Supreme Court declared that corporations have the same rights as individuals when it comes to funding political campaigns, the self-described progressive firm took what it considers the next logical step: declaring for office…
…”This really wasn’t part of a marketing plan for ourselves,” Hensal said. “It’s an opportunity to see this court opinion play out to its logical conclusion.”
In the meantime, Murray Hill is looking to franchise — and found its first taker: Computer Umbrella of Sterling. The company is planning to run in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.
After all, if a corporation has the right to spend unlimited money due to their personhood, then why can’t they actually run for office. I mean, if a person has a lot of money, they get listened to – and voted for, if they desire – even if their ideas are crap. Just ask Karl Marx about that.
So I’m not actually going to support Murray Hill Inc. beyond this diary, but this is a great idea. It’s straight out of Ralph Nader’s new novel, in which a bunch of corporations run for office.
The poor guy might not even be able to get on the ballot. You’ve got to be 25 to get into Congress and a registered Republican to get into their primary. But corporations get special rights already, so why not just give this aspect of elections to them, as well?
And check out their new ad.