It’s presidential time and with both of the front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both suffering at the polls, a new outside candidate has emerged, the king of shock rock—Alice Cooper.
The “School’s Out” rocker announced on Monday that he will be running for president with the slogan, “A Troubled Man for Troubled Times.”
Firmly tongue in cheek, the 68-year-old rocker unveiled his campaign website, and also revealed that he is not overly serious about his ambitions.
In his manifesto, Cooper has called for the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy’s likeness to be added to the Mount Rushmore monument and for comic genius Groucho Marx to grace the front of the $50 bill.
He also weighed in on his thoughts for Britain, which recently voted to leave the European Union (Brexit). Cooper has been a star in the UK since the 1970s and proposes that comic Peter Sellers becomes the face of the 20-pound note.
Keeping all that in mind, it’s not a surprise that Cooper’s campaign so far consists of selling merchandise and reissuing his band’s 1972 song “Elected”. The song was originally a hit for Cooper during Richard Nixon’s successful re-election campaign. The track ends with a politician promising, “Everybody has problems / And personally, I don’t care.”
OK, so Cooper is indeed a long shot, but hey, if Trump, a real estate tycoon and former host of a reality television game show, can win the Republican nomination, then who knows?