2016 Presidential Candidate Squirrel Tests Stump Speech
The memory of the 2012 U.S. presidential election has barely had time to fade, but already political pundits have their eye toward 2016. Prospective candidates have started to raise money, form exploratory committees and test speeches.
When it comes to the 2016 field, everyone agrees that Barry the squirrel has a good shot to be the Republican nominee for president.
The charismatic rodent from Florida has been testing his stump speech in Iowa and New Hampshire the past week, an indication, think many, that he intends to run for president.
“Barry has a lot going from him,” according to MSNBC analyst Jenna Gwin. “He’s young, he’s popular in a swing state and he’s already shown the ability to raise a lot of money.”
Barry’s press team released a noncommittal statement last week indicating that the squirrel has not yet made any plans for 2016.