Linus For President ...

Posted: Dec 20, 2007 1:56 PM


Regarding my post from yesterday, The Fonz emails me this:

I know you don’t read the posts on your comments any more, but several asked if Linus was running for president.  The Answer is Yes.  


You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was originally aired on the CBS network in 1972. It was released to DVD as a bonus feature in 2003 with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Linus runs for the post of student body president with a vigorous and enthusiastic campaign which receives a setback when he spreads the message of the Great Pumpkin. He wins the election by one vote, 84 to 83, the deciding vote cast by Linus' opponent, Russell Anderson, who had come to feel that Linus was better for the job (The plot is taken from a story that ran in the comic strip in October 1964, in which Linus ran for school president with Charlie Brown as his running mate. That time, when Linus brought up the Great Pumpkin in a speech, he was laughed off the stage and had blown his chance for election)