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Q: Christopher Walken ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Christopher Walken
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: maerou-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 07 Oct 2005 19:47 PDT
Expires: 06 Nov 2005 18:47 PST
Question ID: 577774
Is Christopher Walken really running for president in 2008? There is a
website, that says he is. But I'm not sure.
Subject: Re: Christopher Walken
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 07 Oct 2005 20:17 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi maerou,

It's not true that Christopher Walken is running for President in 2008.

I am posting three confirming references for you, although there are a
lot more by entering the search string at the bottom of my answer.

Here's one site:

August 15, 2005 4:06 PM PDT
Christopher Walken for president!

..."What a disappointment. For a brief but inspiring moment, we
thought Blogma's favorite actor might really be throwing his hat in
the ring, following in the footsteps of so many other Hollywood
Christopher Walken

Unfortunately, it seems that Christopher Walken's supposedly official
campaign site,, is a marketing outgrowth of his role as
a senator with presidential ambitions in "Wedding Crashers."
"According to one source, the entire campaign, including registration
of multiple Web domain names, is an elaborate hoax being perpetrated
by members of the General Mayhem forums, one of the largest message
boards on the Internet," WorldNetDaily says.

Yet bloggers and others refuse to give up hope. As the brilliant astutely observes, "This country needs more cowbell." ..."

Here's another confirmation, with some interesting Chris Walken trivia...

Christopher Walken for Presiden - 2005-08-18 12:47
3 comments - by Flemming Funch

..."There's a campaign website. Walken 2008. Unfortunately it seems to
be a hoax. Or, rather, an elaborate marketing campaign for him playing
a senator in a movie.

Disappointing. Although, I don't know what his political views are.
But, indeed, he's known for odd and brilliant choices. After I heard
that he rehearses his roles by reading only his own lines, in
backwards order, without ever reading the other people's lines, I
can't help having respect for him. I bet he would come up with an
equally crazy, but workable way of being a president..."

One more confirmation:

Christopher Walken for President in 2008?
Urban Legends and Folklore Blog

..."This week's contender for "Site Most Likely to Yield a 404 Error"
is, which announces, in the words of film news site
Empire Online, that "the twinkle-toed terror that is Christopher
Walken is all set to run for President in the year 2008." It is
obviously a hoax. Despite a pop-up "press release" claiming that the
actor himself announced his candidacy in a "private conference" held
at the Waldorf Astoria on August 9, no mention of the event has turned
up in the national press. Web chatter (when has it ever been wrong?)
attributes the hoax to members of the aptly named General Mayhem
message boards..."

Hope this helps...


Search strategy used at Google:
"christopher walken" president 2008
maerou-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
:) thank you. I gave you 5 stars. I should have googled it. :) thank you though

Subject: Re: Christopher Walken
From: cynthia-ga on 10 Oct 2005 13:03 PDT
Thank you for the kind words, and the 5 stars!

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