Remember that viral video from early last year, in which a man goes on a morning hike and gets really ecstatic while witnessing a giant double rainbow across the sky, outside his home near Yosemite National Park? Well that man, Paul Vasquez — although more well-known as “The Double Rainbow Guy” or by his nickname “Yosemitebear” — is back in the public eye again, well after he did the news and late night talk show circuit. This time, he’s running for the presidency in 2012, according to CNN, using a Facebook-integrated social media platform called Votocracy.
While many people, including myself, would brush this attempt at the White House as a silly publicity stunt, environmentalists should be happy to know that at least Vasquez brings attention to the importance of alternative energy in his campaign, “Emergency! Alternative Energy!” He writes:
Vasquez admits, “I am not a politician but I am a man of the people.” While he might not have a real shot at the White House, at least the core of his intentions are noteworthy.
Photo at top: Hungrybear9562 via YouTube