Kane (aka Glenn Jacobs) endorses Bob Smither

From Bob Smither’s website:

Glen Jacobs, aka Kane, is well known for being a champion in wrestling. What is not as well known: he’s also a champion of liberty. He’s a member of the Libertarian Party, and believes passionately in smaller government. He’s proud to endorse Bob Smither for Congress!

posted by disinter
  • matt

    I’m trying so hard to take this seriously, but this is the least effocacious political endorsement ever. Maybe a hugely popular wrestler’s endorsement might mean something in Memphis, TN or something, but I’m sure that the words of an inarticulate upper-midcarder like “Kane” can’t carry too much weight in Texas.

  • matt

    Scratch that, I just watched it, it’s on message and quite nice. I don’t care who he is, he makes a good case.

  • Seth

    I’m calling up Kane now, and when he shows up at your house, matt, you can explain your reasoning to him in person.

  • Seth

    Damn, you retracted that too fast. He’s already on his way :)

  • disinter

    Barry Hess received a couple wrestler endorsements:

    http://hessforgovernor.com/campaign/endorsements

  • http://www.lpalabama.org/blog/14 paulie

    Actually, several pro wrestlers are libertarians, and wrestling is hugely popular.

    Libertarians who are ashamed of those endorsements have their head up their ass. And why would you think that a person is “inarticulate” because they happen to have a popular entertainment role?

    Also, why would it be less popular in Texas than Tennessee? That makes no sense.

    The LP could make a lot more headway among wrestling fans than among talk radio/sunday political interview fanatics.

    We’re beating our head against a wall going after people who are already happy with the establishment.

    Meanwhile, half the people or more don’t even vote, mostly because there is no one worth voting for.

  • George Whitfield

    Very well done. Thank you Glenn Jacobs. Bob Smithers is picking up more endorsements all the time. Glenn Jacobs speaks with sincerity and clarity.

  • http://www.lpalabama.org/blog/14 paulie

    Yes, but can you get a hyphen in a headlock?

  • Devious David

    Now, we need NASCAR drivers! It’s interesting that libertarianism is so popular amongst pro-wrestlers. I wonder what the attraction is?

  • http://www.lpalabama.org/blog/14 paulie

    Sean Morley talking to a lot of people might have something to do with it.

    NASCAR could well be the same way if you found one good driver who wanted to be an activist.

  • http://freestateproject.org Seth Cohn

    I’ll offer a bounty for the first NASCAR driver to endorse libertarianism. They will need to do a public event here in NH one of the next times NASCAR comes to town (either July or Sept)

  • http://www.lpalabama.org/blog/14 paulie

    I hear Eric is a big NASCAR fan. Maybe he can get through to someone.

  • Natasha

    i dont care about this stuff i just care for KANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HE IS MY GOD MY MASTER I DONT CARE FOR ANYTHING JUST FOR KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE KANE AND KANE

  • http://www.lpalabama.org/blog/14 paulie

    Yes, ‘caine can make you overly enthusiastic.

  • George Whitfield

    Now if we can just channel some small part of Natasha’s enthusiasm for KANE into working for Libertarian Party candidates… Hmm, Does KANE have a MySpace website?

  • Andy

    Remember Jesse Ventura!

  • Lewis

    Kane is far from articulate, he graduated from University with a degree in English i beleive.

  • paulie
  • veronica

    Lewis, I believe you meant Mr. Jacobs was far from INarticulate, unless you purposely meant for the him to live up to his former pseudoym of ‘The Big Red Retard.’ (Originally it was ‘The Big Red Machine’, but earlier in his career when he was still undergoing a period of skepticisim, some painfully clever bastard stuck him with that moniker and it stuck for a period of several years, until he earned several titles, a personality, and in the process, soem level of credibility.)