You Think Politicians Can't Be Sweet and Lovable? Think Again! – 9 Pictures + Video

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Pigasus the Immortal

During the Vietnam War, in the midst of the presidential elections of 1968, a group of protesters called Yippies led by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin nominated Pigasus the Immortal for the president of the United States. Yes, Pigasus was a pig. However, he didn’t really have such a pleasant experience during his presidential campaign since he was arrested along with seven other protesters. He even got a trial where Rubin read a speech for Pigasus, and his brief place in the spotlight ended soon after that.

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Boston Curtis

When Boston Curtis won the election to become the Republican precinct committeeman for Milton, many of Milton’s residents were shocked. Not because of his victory, since he ran uncontested, but because they weren’t aware that Boston was actually a mule. However, the democracy was honored since Boston left his hoofprints on the documents needed to register his candidacy, along with the signature of Milton’s mayor, Kenneth Simmons, who was in fact – a Democrat. His practical joke served both as a ridicule of the Republican party, and a warning about the election system and voters’ uninformed decisions in elections.

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Incitatus

Even though there isn’t enough evidence in historical documents to back up this infamous story, I have decided to include Incatitus on my list. He was the favorite horse of one of Rome’s most eccentric rulers, Caligula, and the story says that Caligula planned to turn his pal into a Roman consul. However, Caligula’s plans were disrupted by his death (he was assassinated) and Incacitus remained just a regular horse.

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Morris

As we have seen from this list, there are many people around the globe unsatisfied with their politicians. This is also the case here since Mexican voters decided to nominate Morris, a furry feline cutie, for mayor of Xalapa in 2013. Morris even has his own Facebook page, and has gathered more than 10,000 votes on the election day, even though he wasn’t officially allowed on the ballot. Also, this Mexican Morris should not be confused with another political cat with the same name, a different Morris who ran for president, twice!

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Hank

Hank is a pretty experienced politician, since he ran for Senate more than once. This adorable cat unfortunately passed away in 2014, but his campaign still stands as a perfect example of a good humor that can raise important questions. Hank’s owners raised a lot of money during the campaign, which they donated to various animal charities. They even made a mock attack ad, using the negative language like real politicians do in their campaigns.

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