A different kind of presidential campaign

moore.jpgDon’t care much for any of the declared presidential candidates? Try Berkeley-based “performance artist, painter, writer, filmmaker, shaman, presidential candidate and bon vivant” Frank Moore!

His Web site says he’s for free, universal health care, education and mass transit; halving the military budget, banning arms sales and gradually eliminating nuclear weapons; legalization and taxation of drugs; rebuilding public infrastructure; banning the death penalty and sending only violent criminals to prison; public funding of political campaigns; and much more.

Does it matter that he has cerebral palsy and does much of his performance art in the nude?

You decide. See video clips explaining his platform at his YouTube site, or more about his his performance art at his other Web site (caution: contains nudity). Or, go see him yourself: Moore is scheduled to make a campaign speech at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Claremont House, 4500 Gilbert St. in Oakland.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • I could care less for the other canidates but i Care a lot MOORE for FRANK !

  • john, how sweet! i’ll live up to your caring.

    in freedom,
    frank moore

  • Go Frank, Go!

  • politics.schmolitics

    wow, this guy is the most normal candidate so far. scary.

  • yep…need i say more? i’m the everyday candidate.

  • frank jr.

    another vote for frank. give ’em hell………..c’mon frankie!!!!

  • Louise Scott

    I’ve known Frank since he was a kid in college. Let me tell you that anyone who can live so successfully, even without a “handicap,” could certainly run this country better than the current politicians.

  • Al

    Bravo! I’m on the Socialist ticket, but you’re slowly gaining on my sensibilities. Good luck!

  • yep, louise…the “resume” i look for in a candidate is a happy, responsible life which has been effective in inching the world to a more humane and liveable place.

    al, glad to hear that!