Talk:Unabomber for President

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Pacifists for the Unabomber?[edit]

I'm confused about why a pacifist would support the Unabomber. I know the claim is cited to the NYT and part of a quote from Eccles, but it doesn't make sense to me. Maybe the article should indicate that it's a quote from her, rather than a verified fact? (The rest of the supporters don't seem out of place to me; but I just can't wrap my brain around pacifists for mail bombs.) – Scartol • Tok 15:38, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps these pacifists don't support the unabomber, but the "unabomber for president" campaign.Maziotis (talk) 17:25, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
That doesn't make any more sense to me. If pacifists believe that violence is a neverending spiral of destruction and despair, why would they want someone who has willfully used violence to spread his ideology to become president? Isn't it more likely that someone was fast and loose with her words whilst promoting the campaign to the NYT? – Scartol • Tok 02:04, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
<original research> I think, with respect, you may have missed to point of the "campaign" - it was not a Ron Paul-like grassroots effort at advancing the election prospects of an election candidate; it was more akin to a Situationist/surrealist political art stunt. The campaigners were not motivated by a desire to have Kaczynski as Commander-in-Chief, but were declaring a hearty "fuck you" to the charade of a "democracy" in which people turned up at a polling booth every four years to elect their leader.</original research> The latter half of the article and of this essay might be instructive on this point. The material in the article does not need to be changed given the existing sources, but the emphasis might need tweaking if yours is the impression most readers get. Skomorokh 02:24, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

So...[edit]

How many votes did he get? MookieZ (talk) 02:40, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Interesting question. Does the American presidential election oversight body publish the number of votes garnered by write-in candidates? Given the U.S. government's reputation for integrity in electoral proceedings it is probably hopelessly naive to expect a useful answer on that question. Skomorokh 02:53, 14 April 2008 (UTC)