You can get a good deal on a campaign sweatshirt at ChampionYour Wonkette takes its mandate to keep you abreast of any and all wacky political candidates seriously! So today we introduce you to your new boyfriend, assuming you like old dudes who wear baseball caps and have gross-looking beards. Jim Rogers has run for the Democratic Senate nomination in Oklahoma four times, and we all know that the fourth time is the charm, so now he is your nominee. And come November, Tom Coburn’s reign of terror will be over!

What was it that finally put Rogers over the top? Was it his principled, thoughtful stands on issues that are important to Oklahoma voters, as reported by Oklahoma City’s News 9?

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Was it his tireless campaigning across the state and networking with party leaders that allowed him to beat attorney Mark Myles?

In past campaigns, Rogers hasn’t attended forums or debates. Party leaders say their conversations with Rogers have been few and they don’t know how to reach him.

“I kept telling people I was running against a ghost,” Myles said. “I knew Mr. Rogers wasn’t campaigning, but I had to overcome his name recognition.”

“I put about 8,000 miles on my car and just ran out of time before I could get to all the places I wanted to get to. I was very well received by the audiences I talked to,” Myles said.

Hmm, name recognition, you say?

“Names matter,” said Ben Odom, an attorney and longtime political consultant. “If you’re going to run for office in Oklahoma, you can’t have a better name than Rogers.”

Some may have assumed Rogers was related to Oklahoma’s own Will Rogers, the 1930s performer and political pundit, he said.

Jim Rogers is not in fact related to Will Rogers, although he is like Will Rogers in that he doesn’t have a website. But who needs a website when you have an enormous sign that you can hold up in the direction of oncoming traffic — a sign that, as near as we can tell, declares that “US MILITARY PD TINKER AFB USPS VETERANS FDX UPS TAX PAYERS OHP TRUCKERS OPE […] CHURCH?”

Unlike Will Rogers, Jim Rogers has a Facebook account. Make him your friend, if you dare! Then report back to your Wonkette what happens on his page, as we are too afraid to try it. [News9/The Oklahoman/Jim Rogers Facebook]

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  1. Didn’t Will Rogers die before the vast majority of people alive today was born? I wouldn’t think there would be much lingering affection for him except among the comically old. Now I could see people voting for him because of a misconception he was related to Fred Rogers, and would bring about a beautiful day in their neighborhood.

  2. Jim Rogers’ innovative plan for economic recovery is to give all unemployed people shopping carts that they can use to collect cans and bottles.

  3. [re=638214]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: That all depends on Mr. Rogers’ stance regarding rampant lesbianism in Southeast Oklahoma schools. You simply cannot win a seat in Oklahoma without taking a position on rampant lesbianism in Southeast Oklahoma schools. Behold then-candidate Tom Coburn in 2004:

    “lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they’ll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that’s happened to us?”

    How has it happened indeed.

  4. Wasn’t his name Jim Rogers in his previous failed attempts at the nomination? If so then I’m not sure why it suddenly accounts for his popularity.

    No, it’s far more likely that this entire election cycle has been some type of viral marketing for the new game Grand Theft Auto: Crazyville.

  5. [re=638205]JMP[/re]: “I wouldn’t think there would be much lingering affection for him except among the comically old.”

    Who else votes in off-year Primaries?

  6. [re=638241]Mild Midwesterner[/re]: Dead Will would do a better job than Inhofe or Coburn.

    [re=638259]PineyWoodster[/re]: True that. And who else lives in Oklahoma?

  7. As an old coot with a beard I gotta hope my Wonkette will get the scoop of the century and land an interview with Jim Rogers.

    [re=638244]JMP[/re]: I think you’re spot on with that one.

  8. Visualize motorcade: the Shriners in front, followed by Jim in a radio flyer pulled by a donkey, and a trailing poop-eating goat. This is change we can believe in.

  9. If you have a state, and one of the major political parties offers up some old codger as a Senate candidate , your statehood should be at risk. Can we demote Oklahoma to a district like D.C.?

  10. Will Rogers had a sweetly ironic sense of humor and believed in tolerance and love of your fellow man. He couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in Oklahoma today.

  11. [re=638219]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: Hey, dickwad: Just because the old man kicks me off “my” wonkette so he can surf porn doesn’t mean he’s a comic clown. Just a randy old clown.

    Speaking of comic clown, I think I mixed up this guy with an endorsement for a guy running against Dan Boren–the only OK Democrat in congress and a clone, voting-wise, of Ben Nelson–which isn’t even my district and I’m an old and confused like a New York Jew voting in Florida and, wtf, I think I voted for this guy.

    Laugh if you will, smarmy wonkeratti in your hoity-toity blue states with your voters who are literate, but come November, I’ll do it again. Any biped would be preferable to Coburn and his fear of eight foot lesbians invading Little Dixie. Hell, when I was a little girl I had a poodle smarter than Spooky Doktor Tom.

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