You did a story on me when I was the only person who didn't know who won the election
And now I'm running for that very office...but in an unusual way
Please take a look at my campaign and see if there might be another story here.
Running for president from his futon. It's
"Let’s put America back together again."
"Not like it was...better than it was."
Can a cartoonist in a bathrobe get his futon in the Oval Office?
On election night 2016, one man was so disillusioned with both candidates that he went into a self-imposed exile. Pilliard Dickle became known as the only person in America who didn't know who won. Now he's making a bid for the job. But he's doing it his way.
Pilliard Dickle after the election, not knowing who won.
Drawing people together.
Pilliard Dickle has 2020 vision. And the future looks bright. "People are coming together in amazing ways in the face of this insanity. Together, we are going to pick up the pieces of America and put it back together again. Better than it's ever been."
Is Pilliard Dickle running as a Democrat or a Republican?
Neither! He's with The Periwinkle Party—the party named after a crayon. It's mostly blue with a dollop of red.* It spans 2/3 of the political spectrum from the Indigos and Cobalt Blues on the left to the Purples and Plums in the middle.
* Eisenhower red
Note: Membership in The Periwinkle Party does not preclude membership in any other party. It's a little plug-in party. You can be a Periwinklillian and still be whatever else you want.
"We welcome people of all political hues who are ready to join us in a temporary alliance and stand toe-to-toe to rescue this tattered democracy."
Watch The Futon Show and discover what The Periwinkle Party is all about!
His campaign budget is $175
Plus two Beatles glasses full of change. But he considers his brokeness one of his strongest qualifications.
Pilliard Dickle is indebted to no corporation.* "And I vow to be just as broke the day I leave office as the day I go in."
* In the interest of full disclosure, he does owe Citibank about $300. (And then there's that Verizon thing, but let's not get into that.)
"I'm not running on money. I'm running on imagination."
Does he really think he can win?
Who better to answer that than...
"It's a foregone conclusion that our democracy is accessible only to the rich. But I believe that with enough imagination and a positive, forward-moving agenda, it just might be accessible to a broke cartoonist on a futon."
"All I'm asking voters to do is go insane. Like they did two years ago. Do it again, America. But this time, 180º in the opposite direction."
Watch The Futon Show!
Click 'em all. They're really short.
"I sent a letter to the top 10 corporations telling them, in no uncertain terms, don’t even think about contributing to my campaign. And so far, every one of them has complied."
Read the letter
So simple a 4th grader could do the taxes for Amazon. (And it doesn't come out zero!) Read more
"The US government should not be a wholly-owned subsidiary of corporate America. And under the administration of a broke cartoonist, it won't be."
But not with money.
Support our campaign.
We've already got our $175, plus two Beatles glasses full of change.* Donate your dollars to progressive candidates across the country who wear actual pants. (And not ones with little hamburgers on them.) If you want to help our cause, post some memes!
* Well, $169.50 now. Pilliard allocated some campaign funds toward a latte this morning. (The caffeine helps him think about the issues.)
"What's important is not that I get elected, but that we all pull together to put America back together again."