The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name

The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name

by Craig Tomashoff

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The Can't-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name by Craig Tomashoff

At 2:31 a.m. ET on Nov. 9, 2016, Donald Trump was declared president. By 2:32 a.m. ET, every pundit worth his or her cable news contract told us exactly why he won. It was simple, really. Voters who felt ignored for too long by career politicians like Hillary Clinton opted to elect a political novice who appeared to be “just like them.” If these experts had taken the pre-election journey that veteran journalist Craig Tomashoff did, though, they would have learned the answer was far more complex.

The Can’t-idates: Running For President When Nobody Knows Your Name is Tomashoff’s deeply personal and profoundly inspiring chronicle of his 10,000-mile journey across the country to find a unique group of people who know better than most of us what’s really happening in “forgotten America”—some of the 1,800+ FEC-approved 2016 presidential candidates. The media and politicians dismiss these people as tin foil hat-wearing loonies who live in mom’s basement. And sure, most of them will never get more votes than they can count on their fingers and toes.

However, from the biker in Boise to the would-be rapper in Las Vegas to the street preacher in Cleveland, Tomashoff got to know a fascinating group of Can’t-idates (citizen candidates who keep getting told what they can’t do) whose faith in a system that excludes them can actually make America great again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943845316
Publisher: Bobtimystic Books
Publication date: 01/13/2016
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Craig Tomashoff may not have done it all during his 20+ years as a journalist, but he's certainly tried. He's spent the night drinking heavily on a Utah mountaintop with Jon Bon Jovi, eaten bologna sandwiches with an O.J. Simpson juror's family as the verdict was read and scaled a 250-foot Brazilian church tower while tethered to a corporate attorney. Whether he's navigating through the wilds of Hollywood, jurisprudence or South American villages, he's had the presence of mind to write about his experiences for a wide variety of publications, including People, the New York Times, TV Guide, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and The Hollywood Reporter. Craig currently resides in Encino, California, where he enjoys embarrassing his children as often as possible with his love of '80s pop music and horrific puns. As well as reminding them, or anyone who will listen, that Queen Latifah once taught him how to dance.

Table of Contents

table of contents

DOUG SHREFFLER

Port Hueneme, CA................................................................28

RONALD SATISH EMRIT

Las Vegas, NV.......................................................................45

HARLEY BROWN

Boise, ID................................................................................59

JOSH USERA

Rapid City, SD.......................................................................82

DORIS WALKER

Chicago, IL...........................................................................102

BARTHOLOMEW JAMES LOWER

Ionia, MI................................................................................118

REV. PAMELA PINKNEY BUTTS

Cleveland, OH.......................................................................134

SYDNEYS VOLUPTUOUS BUTTOCKS

Buffalo, NY............................................................................155

VERMIN SUPREME

Rockport, MA........................................................................169

DEONIA “DEE” NEVEU

Chicopee, MA.......................................................................192

LUIS RAMOS

Brooklyn, NY.........................................................................212

TOM MENIER

Cape Coral, FL.....................................................................227

LORI FLEMING

Melbourne, AR.....................................................................245

JOHN GREEN FERGUSON/RUBY MEI

Dallas, TX/Austin, TX.........................................................264

epilogue.............................................................................289

afterword............................................................................298

acknowledgements.............................................................310

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Beth27 More than 1 year ago
One of the few books that make me laugh, frown, and cry. Makes me think any thing is possible. The people interviewed are real and from all walks of life. It's you and me, your neighbor and the person on the street. Once you start reading this book you won't put it down until the last word.