November 9, 2000 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Ficus2000 hoped to bring reform and change to congress by providing a choice to uncontested congressional seats, a ficus tree. "The United States Congress is full of babbling idiots and bumbling morons," said Ficus campaign strategist and filmmaker Michael Moore. In one poll, the plant had a 91% lead on incumbant RP Frelinghuysen, however lost in the election. Too bad, at least the ficus would've produced clean air
posted by Zebulun (4 comments total)
I can't believe anyone voted for ficus. He didn't have a chance to win, and only played the spoiler in an otherwise clear-cut race.
posted by snakey at 1:02 PM on November 9, 2000

It's obvious that Ficus is just a camera-hogging, grandstanding egomaniac. I've lost all the respect I had for Ficus after all those years of... well, whatever trees do.
posted by daveadams at 1:46 PM on November 9, 2000

I'd also like to point out that Ficus' poor showing in the polls is a serious blow to his credibility. Even though I appreciate his efforts in reducing the greenhouse effect by converting carbon-dioxide to oxygen, Ficus has hijacked the political process with his ill-timed and irresponsible candidacy.
posted by snakey at 2:41 PM on November 9, 2000

Yeah, but didn't Broccoli's candidacy in '92 swing the election the other way?
posted by BozLee at 3:23 PM on November 9, 2000

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