Germán Martínez, a Peruvian politician, knows how to get attention, and how to embody the ridiculous state of Latin American politics.
Campaigning as Jedi knight Germán-Wan Kenobi for the mayor’s office of the town of Pucallpa, Martinez promises to liberate the town from the Dark Side and to ensure the presence of The Force at all times.
Campaigning as Supergermán, he promises “safety and and tranquility.” Campaigning as Popeye, he promises to “knock out corruption.”
He is also assuming other fictional and comic book identities, each with its own appropriate slogan. Details HERE, in Spanish.
Don’t laugh too hard. Is this any less ridiculous than the campaigns run by most politicians in the United States, including presidential candidates?
“We are the people we’ve been waiting for.”….. Yeah. Sure. “Change you can believe in.” Might as well have campaigned as a Jedi knight.
Maybe Hillary should dye her hair platinum and start campaigning as Daenerys Targaryan, Mother of Dragons, from “Game of Thrones”