Thomas Jefferson, impersonated by August "Gus" Jaccaci, announced his write-in candidacy for president yesterday at Harvard University:
No stranger to political campaigns, Jaccaci ran as an independent for governor of Vermont in 1992 and 1994 while living in Thetford, collecting about 1 percent of the vote each time.He plans campaign swings through New Hampshire, Iowa, and Nevada, all in character as Jefferson.
Jaccaci has been "enacting" Jefferson for 10 years, speaking to conferences, high schools and business groups.
I agree with Jaccaci that the current political scene needs a facelift. Nevertheless, with Jaccaci's announcement there remain only 24 prospective 2008 presidential candidates.