September 12, 2007

eBay Auction: FuzzyPuffs for President?

Another email, following the first, that arrived this evening:

In just five hours since being listed on eBay, the auctioning of the US Presidency has garnered a radio interview with NewsRadio 1110 KFAB in Omaha, Nebraska for broadcast on multiple stations tomorrow morning. It has also received its first bid of $20,000,000 from eBay user "fuzzypuffs."

eBay Auction: The United States Presidency

The presidency is for sale. Is it really?
According to Mitt Romney's standards, it appears that there's a new top-tier candidate in the running. FuzzyPuffs for President, anyone?

UPDATE: It's getting some attention. A search on Google News turned up this post from the Washington Times — as well as this quote from Huckabee, which I hadn't remembered:
[Huckabee] accused Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, of putting a price tag on the race.

"He said if I don't raise $20 million by the end of this month, that I need to get out of the race. It was basically putting a throw-down in front of me, saying it was all about the money," Huckabee said. "The United States and the presidency is not for sale. If it was, we'd just put it on eBay and auction it off."


Beth said...

Please don't knock Romney. From what I've seen in the republican blogs, Romney's supporters are some of the most polite. I am a Romney supporter and I also support Huckabee.

I'm just so sick of people attacking Mitt (mostly Fredheads).

AH said...

Dear Beth,

I really appreciate that. Thank you.

I can't say that I've seen a considerably higher level in civility from Romney supporters on other blogs, except maybe in comparison to some Fredheads. :wink:

I don't really see this is an attack on Romney. He set what he knew was an unrealistic standard for Huckabee in order to discredit his legitimacy as a candidate. This seems to be an attempt to respond to that.

I have several good friends who support Romney... I'm not writing him out for my support if Huckabee doesn't make it. So please don't take this as an attempt to slime him. Brett and I wouldn't want to do that. =)

Thanks again, Beth!

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to have found your site. And, for just $60,000,100.00 (USD), I can be Presdident.

u**u leads at 10AM ET 9/12 with that bid.