The Huffington Post published an article today about the “the more than 300 lesser known Americans who have registered with the Federal Election Commission to run for the highest office in the land.” Those mentioned include Green Party candidate Mike Ballantine, and Independent candidates “Naked Cowboy” Robert Burck and “Average Joe” Schriner.
The article also claims that Libertarian National Committee member Wayne Allyn Root is running for president:
The smart money may be against a third party candidate, but sports handicapper Wayne Allyn Root, hopes to be the Libertarian Party presidential candidate. The Las Vegas resident served as the party’s vice presidential nominee in 2008 and points to England, where a third-party candidate was able to make an impact in the last election after turning in a great debate performance.
Root is also the executive producer for the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” He believes a one-year tax holiday would have been more successful at saving the economy than the stimulus package passed by Congress was. Root would like to introduce a flat tax.
His vocation as a sports handicapper on radio and TV stations isn’t much different from the profession of a stock analyst, he said, noting that critics point to his occupation to marginalize him.
But, Root believes a sports handicapper is well suited to understand the country’s character.
“America is the biggest gambling nation in the world, especially when it comes to gambling on small-business creation,” he said. “It’s the risk-taking entrepreneurs that made America great.”
Despite the report, Root has not filed with the FEC as a presidential candidate and is not currently seeking the Libertarian Party (LP) nomination. Nevertheless, he is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential nominee.