New England Cat Running For President May Be America’s Only Hope

Stump the cat's owner says her candidate is as qualified as at least one of the human choices running for President of the United States.

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There's a new cat in town and he means business... sort of. Via The New York Times

Warwick, Rhode Island, pet store owner Denise Rachiele has found a way to insert some humor into this year’s presidential race.

When Donald Trump’s campaign set up offices a few doors down from All About Pets, she began decorating her windows with her offering for the nation’s highest office — Stump… the cat.

“He felt he was more qualified, or at least as qualified, as Mr. Trump,” Rachiele joked with The New York Times.

Stump repositions himself on matters of national importance. Or just to get comfortable. Via New York Times

Stump repositions himself on matters of national importance. Or just to get comfortable. Via New York Times

Donned in a bad hair day “wig” and patriotic square neck scarf, Stump is the feline epitome of all things presidential. And reportedly he even has some preliminary ideas on a running mate.

There’s Owen the Pug, who Rachiele says is the customer relations-type and would be great with organizing people and events. There is another unnamed kitty that reportedly played a significant role in the “legalization of cat napping” that may be the best agent to run the CIA.

And we can’t leave out Charlotte the dog, who may just have the best idea during this long, unpredictable and often heated race.

“We’re trying to get her to be head of security,” Rachiele told the Times, “if we can get her to stay awake long enough.”

Charlotte the Dog (back) and Owen the Pug are rumored to be possible running mates. Via New York Times

Charlotte the Dog (back) and Owen the Pug are rumored to be possible running mates. Via New York Times

But Stump may have some competition. Last summer, a 5-year-old cat named Limberbutt McCubbins from Kentucky filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president. His campaign slogan? Together, we cat.

Cute, but it really isn’t inclusive of all voters.

Presidential hopeful Stump may have the upper paw on this one with his slogan: Make Hair Great Again! Now that’s a slogan we can all get behind.

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