The Best Campaign Rap Video You'll See All Day, feat. Wyclef Jean
Mike Dunafon is running for governor of Colorado as an independent candidate. He's the mayor of Glendale and married to the owner of a strip club called Shotgun Willie's.
He's polling at less than 1 percent according to the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk poll, but this video, featuring Wyclef Jean, is pretty great, especially as campaign vids go.
"Hemp is just a plant" run the lyrics over a great groove. "Individual rights is where it's at/Collective thinking is a cancer/And with liberty our guide/We can find the answer…" Sounds better than it reads!. Dunafon's main site is pretty fun too.
The Colorado race is looking like a tight one, with incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper neck and neck with Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. In the most recent poll listed at RealClearPolitics (over a week old), Hickenlooper is at 43 percent and Beauprez at 40 percent, with Libertarian Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate Harry Hempy each just under 2 percent and fully 10 percent undecided.
This race is something of a bellwether, given Colorado's swing-state status and the match-up between Hickenlooper and Beauprez, who are fairly archetypal representations of each major party.
And, according to a poll not listed at RealClearPolitics, the Libertarian Hess (issue page here) is on track to pull 5 percent of the vote. That survey, done by Gravis Marketing, has Beauprez over Hickenlooper by 48 percent to 43 percent.