A dark horse third-party candidate is polling very well in North Carolina because it's just fun to talk about him.
That's right, Deez Nuts is in the race and he's climbing the polls every day. Since Candidate Nuts first filed the paperwork to run in late July, his campaign has attracted viral attention. In North Carolina (the most immature state) he's now polling at 9%, tied with Marco Rubio and three points ahead of Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker. As for Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal, they're all dwarfed by Deez Nuts's swinging shadow.
For a while, nobody knew exactly who Deez Nuts was. But The Daily Beast has identified him as 15-year-old Brady Olson, a rural Iowa farm boy. He was inspired to monkey around with the FEC filing system after he read the story of Limberbutt McCubbins, a Louisville cat running for president. Nuts, like McCubbins, isn't technically eligible to be president – a candidate has to be 35 years old to be elected. But that hasn't stopped their campaigns from gaining steam.
Would you vote for Deez Nuts if given the chance? Or would you rather vote for Limberbutt McCubbins? Or are you just going to throw your vote away on a joke candidate like Donald Trump?