Salt Lake Tribune: Libertarian vice presidential hopeful campaigns in Utah with satire and humor
From the Salt Lake Tribune on September 2, 2020:
As satire on how stinky he says politics has become, the current Libertarian Party nominee for vice president, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, had run earlier this year with a candidate named Vermin Supreme — who wears a boot as a hat and calls for zombie apocalypse awareness.
Cohen, who was campaigning in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, said he and Vermin tried to reach voters with humor and satire to show that they “get it, that this political discourse that the ‘Republicrats’ [Republicans and Democrats] have created has risen to the level of a joke.”
Vermin — who also promised a free pony for every American and called for time travel research — lost the Libertarian nomination to psychologist Jo Jorgensen. However, the party still chose Vermin running-mate Cohen as Jorgensen’s new vice presidential nominee.
Cohen says their ticket now seeks to stop the joke that politics has become.
“Jo Jorgensen and I are running to change it so that the political discourse in this country isn’t a cynical joke, and that the people are being served and represented by their government,” he said.
Cohen is on a national bus tour that began in Cincinnati and will end in Seattle. He made a stop Tuesday in Salt Lake City.
“I’ll be talking to everyday Utahns about the problems they are facing and how the commonsense Libertarian solutions will fix many of the problems that have been created or made worse by the Republicans or Democrats,” he said.
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