Pat Paulsen for President

He’s back, and still better than all the rest.

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California Presidential Candidates and Campaigns from the Golden State

September 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

California Historical SocietyAny of you who live in Northern California or are planning a visit in the next few months must stop by to see this exciting collection.

This exhibition at the California Historical Society in San Francisco offers a fun and fascinating look at the wide array of Californians who either ran, or were urged to run for the presidency. From quirky characters like our own Pat Paulsen (Straight Talking American Government (STAG) Party) and Gracie Allen (The Surprise Party) to hard-hitting history makers like Ronald Reagan (Republican) and Richard Nixon (Republican), as well as a few controversial ground/breakers like Eldridge Cleaver (Peace and Freedon Party) and Angela Davis (Communist Party, vice presidential candidate), the exhibition examines both the significant and the silly contributions Californians have made to the history of the presidential race…..

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  • 1 Dennis Stout // Aug 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I still have one of Pat’s buttons. “I’ve upped my standards…now up yours!”

    I also have “Don’t blame me..I voted for Pat Paulsen”.

    Ijust wore the latter one to a 40 year high school reunion. Pat did a school assembly for me in 1968 (when he was an Orange local). It was the highlight of the year as far as assembly’s go and a great feather in my cap – I was “Commissioner of Social Activities” that year and looked up Pat’s number in the local phone book the summer before our senior year.
    I couldn’t believe he said yes! He was always a favorite of mine since around 1964 when I saw him at a local coffee shop here in Orange (the Mona Mi). Thanks for the site.

  • 2 Amy // Jul 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Is Mr Paulsen the comedian who coined the phrase about voting for none of the above?
    That is who I shall vote for this year.

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