If Pat Robertson can't have it, nobody can.
No. Shut up. Stop doing this. Nobody wants this.

Started by DailyKos contributor who goes by the moniker “Stranded Wind,” the movement is still very much in its infancy, and is likely to be seen as delusional by its detractors.

Why ever would that be the case? “DailyKos contributor ‘Stranded Wind'” is the most trusted name in recruiting candidates for national office.

Still, its a rather impressive reaction.

A whole 238 (!!!) Twitter followers as of us posting this. Jawsome, Mediaite!

that says more about the loyal following that Olbermann engendered from the DailyKos, even if detractors are certain to portray this as a joke, or if there is realistically very little chance for a potential senate run

Even if it’s starting small, this is a great idea! Connecticut would be best served by a senator who refuses to show up to work when he feels slighted in the least and quits after only a couple months when he learns he isn’t “the boss.” (Majority Leader Tony Danza is.) [Mediaite]

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  • HolyMaracas

    It was just a matter of time before the "I'm with OLBO" meme surfaced.

  • Sheesko

    Quick! Filibuster reform!

    • Kidneys4Sale

      Chillax, homeslice. Ben Nelson and all his brohemes are already taking care of the filibustering of reform for us.

  • Just when you thought Senators from Connecticut couldn't get any worse…

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    KO4CT…has a wonderful porn-site ring to it…

    • Barbara_i

      cue porn "wok-a-chew" music. "Look! Two plumbers showed up!"

    • Gay Mexican Intern

      Worst. Callsign. Ever.

  • Tommmcatt

    Draft Larry King!

  • Please, no more celebs unless they're serious like Senator Lizard Person Franken.

    • OneDollarJuana

      How about Sonny Bono? He is dead serious.

      • WunkRocker

        Draft the Hedgehog ! Ron Jeremy Does CT!

  • chascates

    Connecticut, the Nut<del>meg</del>case State

  • Draft Kodos!

    • No draft Kang!

    • OneDollarJuana

      Draft Beer!

    • V572625694

      Kang approves of your comment.

    • Preferred Customer

      You fool. Don't throw your vote away. This is a two-party system.

  • magic_titty

    Slow down people. Let's get him booked as host of SNL first; then we can talk Senate.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I smell a rat. I think this "Stranded Wind" character is really KO, whose hot air is stranded, cut off from its life-affirming media access.

    • GOPCrusher

      I don't know why Keith would use a pseudonym, he already posts to Kos with his own KeithOlbermann handle.
      No, I could see a random Kos poster starting this movement since they worship the very ground that Keith trods upon.

  • Come here a minute

    Keith should set himself up as the left's Sarah Palin, and run for queen of Twitter.

    • Extemporanus

      An Olbermann pincer movement?

  • Blendergoathead

    I'll sign on only after he's also endorsed by HuffPo and FDL, due to my internet kook triangulation strategy for the 2012 elections.

  • AZ_Transplant

    This might be the only thing worse than having Lieberman as senator.

    • What about having Lieberman as senator again?

      • V572625694

        Joementum returns!

    • neiltheblaze

      Really? How exactly?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Olberman would probably be better playing a bombastic self-important asshole in a movie, not in the Senate. Too soon?

    • freakishlywrong

      He may be a bombastic self-important asshole, but he's OUR bombastic self-important asshole..

    • OneDollarJuana

      You just stated the major qualification for most Senators. Keith would fit right in. Except I don't think he's quite corrupt enough (but I suppose he could change).

    • ttommyunger

      No stretch there, I smell Oscar!

  • Terry

    Honestly, Connecticut puts on various airs, but really, they're sort of the Mississippi of New England, aren't they? At least Rhode Island is honest about who and what they are.

    • CapeClod

      I tend to think of it as the Arkansas of New England.

    • V572625694

      It's more a concentration camp for hedge fund zillionaires. Yes, other people live in the state, but the hedgies run everything from their enclave in Greenwich.

    • elviouslyqueer

      No no. That's New Hampshire.

    • Negropolis

      No, New Hampshire is the Mississippi of New England. And, Maine can at times be like the Alabama. Connecticut it only the third worst, at best.

  • smokefilledroommate

    As Senator, Olbermann could talk to Ben Affleck whenever he wanted to!!!

    • CalamityJames

      Yeah, but are there any benefits?

  • nonbeliever7

    Well, he's certainly no Ronald Reagan.

    • ttommyunger

      Thank Fucking God!

  • elviouslyqueer

    Hell, draft Betty White. That bitch can kick anybody's ass.

  • Not_So_Much

    More bloviating will fix the senate for sure!

  • genxr

    He should announce his candidacy on The Simpsons.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Stop blood libeling Trig!!!!!11!! I mean Keith.

    OT but an IL appeals court has booted Rahm from the mayoral ballot. I suspect lots of horses heads to be appearing soon.

    • Not ballet slippers with the feet still in them?

    • MozakiBlocks

      Oh, this isn't going to be pretty…

    • I was trying to stop drinking, but I've been playing this game (alone) where I have to take a shot whenever anybody says "blood libel." Thanks a lot!

      • indecencycmdr

        blood libel! blood libel! blood libel! tee-hee!
        -the enabler!

    • OC_Surf_Serf

      thought I heard a very loud 'fuck those cocksuckers' float across the ether

      • CrankyLttlCamperette

        I felt a great disturbance in the Force, like a million voices all cried out "FUCK!" at once and then were silenced…

  • LionelHutzEsq

    I, for one, would support Olbermann just to see him introduce legislation to outlaw the designated hitter.

    • metamarcisf

      And to eliminate instant replay review in all American professional sports

    • GOPCrusher

      I would prefer to see Keith in a more important role than Senator from CT. Since Bob Costas doesn't seem to be interested, Keith should take a run as the next MLB Commissioner.

    • CrankyLttlCamperette

      Do I smell BCS reform…?

  • SmutBoffin

    Jesus, these people. Look, 'Broken Wind' or whatever, we know that KO makes you feel a little tingly in the drawers when he does his 'shouty dad' impression every night on the Basic Cable, but the Senate already has enough rich, arrogant jerks…

  • SayItWithWookies

    It's nice to see the left is getting so big-tent that it's adopting the right-wing celebrities-can-do-anything meme. This is going to really help my plan to send the team of Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Deepak Chopra to Somalia to deal with the chaos there.

    • V572625694

      Send Deep-Pockets Chopra somewhere, anyway.

  • MinAgain

    who refuses to show up to work when he feels slighted in the least and quits after only a couple months

    I thought Sarah Palin had already patented that process.

  • chickensmack

    <div align=center>A Senate Resolution
    to introduce through legislation
    The World's Worst Person</div>

  • Olbermann?
    Is everyone else in the entire state of Connecticut too busy?
    There must be at least 100 people living in Connecticut; one of them has got to be better than Olbermann.

    • ttommyunger

      "Living" there? It's winter!

    • hobgoblin

      I'm doing my part: I launched a Facebook-only Cybersenate campaign when Sour Joe announced his retirement. Part of my appeal is that I will not shake hands, kiss babies, or give long, boring speeches.

  • bureaucrap

    How about the late Samuel Langhorne Clemens? He lived in Hartford, and just came out with a new bestselling autobiography where he lays out his plan for world conquest.

    • genxr

      Even in his present state, he would be livelier than Senator Droopy Dog.

    • OneDollarJuana

      He does? I haven't gotten to that part yet.

    • zhubajie

      Too liberal, I fear.

  • chickensmack

    We could then have the World's Worst passed as legislation. How awesome. Let's start with Dubya.

  • hagajim

    "the Senate already has enough rich, arrogant jerks…"

    There you have it…the reason KO should run. He'd be able to hang out with his homies…besides it might be fun to watch him bloviate on CSPAN….This just in! And maybe we could get Bill O' to run as well…

  • Limeylizzie

    Draft Katydid…isn't she from the Nutmeg State?

    • V572625694

      And really: "The Nutmeg State"? What is that about?

      • OC_Surf_Serf

        and to thing we had that nut Meg run here last Fall in California…

  • DeeJayKitteh

    People with nothing to do suddenly find themselves having a lot in common with Keith Olbermann.

  • facehead

    When purple moon hang low in sky,
    and dirty pig learn to fly,
    stranded wind will elect this guy.

  • horsedreamer_1

    Olbermann v. Linda Mc Mahon would allow Connecticut to decide who really is the king of fake sports, ESPN: the Worldwide Leader in Texas Hold 'em or WWE.

  • prommie

    Oh, yay! And Kucinich for President! The libtard dream lives on!

  • metamarcisf

    Watch Keith Olbermann place Linda McMahon in a figure four leg lock.

  • mavenmaven

    He can't run for office until he has a TLC program. "Keith Olbermann's Connecticut" anyone?

  • baconzgood

    If he doesn't get his problems with his outside blocking fixed I don't think KO is going to go any higher than the 3rd round in this draft.

  • johnnymeatworth

    Only after Eric Cartman wins a Senate seat in Colorado.

    • genxr

      Cartman/Angle 2012!

      • DeeJayKitteh

        The "We Will Use 2nd Amendment Remedies if You Don't Respect Our Authoritah" ticket?

  • jim89048

    I'm pretty sure NBC Comcast's lawyers wrote an ironclad clause into his exit contract expressly forbidding this.

  • ttommyunger

    I'd like to see it just to rub salt in their asses (you know who). Anyway, have you check out the field lately, how bad could he be?

  • DustBowlBlues

    Fuck you, "my" the wonket. KO's ego is plenty big enough to be in the senate. So there.

  • DashboardBuddha

    Stranded Wind sounds like the hipster word for gas.

    • genxr

      Sounds more like extreme fart suppression. If Stranded Wind weren't so uptight, he/she would just let it go. Probably feel a lot better afterwords, even if the room does clear out.

      • A_VoightKampff

        Ironically, Mr. Windd is an advocate of Anhydrous Ammonia as a clean energy source. Boy I bet those farts burn.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Shave the whales: make your presence known and I will explain Mattress Mary.

    Why not KO? I'd vote for him if were an okie. Then again, having a senate delegation made up of Sen. Inhofe (R-Big Oil) and Sen. Spooky Doktor Tom Coburn (R-Rapturestan) makes most anyone who isn't a right wing shill/freak look good.

  • DustBowlBlues

    I can picture it now: The Dems tighten up the filibuster rule and KO reads aloud from every single fucking word James Thurber ever wrote. Walter Mitty, anyone?

    • I must confess I'm a little wishy-washy on the Olbermann, but I did catch him reading Thurber a couple of times and I thought it was kinda neat.

  • user-of-owls

    Boring! Call me when a "Draft Letterman" meme gets going.

    Dullsvile. Call me when a "Final Version Letterman" meme gets going.

  • user-of-owls

    Chris Berman for Senate?

  • mourningnmerica

    My fellow Wonketeers. What is up with all of this hatin' on? Olberman is the preeminent voice on the left. Have you seen his program? What issues is he on the wrong side of? I for one am already writing the check to his campaign. Jesus, don't you remember when Al Franken told Lieberman to shut the fuck up and kiss his pearly ass in that hearing? You can't picture KO telling Cantor to suck his big circumcised dick when he gets there? I'm as jaded as the rest of you, but my fellow commenters, there is a difference between Keith Olberman and Mitch McConnell. I, for one, am tired of seeing Dems, lay down for the fascist right. I'm tired of watching Obama suck John Boehner's dick. This guy is brilliant, and he is a fighter. He doesn't take shit from anybody. So please, gang, get your cynical heads out of your snarky asses on this one. This guy is going to be a great Senator, in the mold of Al Franken.

    • OK, we'll all do that!!!

    • BlueStateLibel

      I totally agree with you, and don't understand the hating on Keith. Finally someone who isn't going to just roll over, and people complain he's got a big ego?!? I don't get it.

    • GOPCrusher

      Lot of people thought the same thing, back in 2008 when they pulled the handle for the Obama/Biden ticket.

      • mourningnmerica

        Always a possibility. But I cannot picture him backing down. Hopey was always thought and seen to be somewhat averse to conflict. Smooth, not combative. Scholarly, gentlemanly.I don't think that anyone could foresee that he would prove to have such a devastating lack of guts. This guy, probably, is different. The ego and self righteousness will be an asset in the Senate. And as Senator, you are much freer to call them like you see them, than as Presnit.

        • problemwithcaring

          "But I cannot picture him backing down."

          I want to apologize for the lack of snark, right off, but Jesus muthafuckin whore diamond Christo, I am sooooooo fucking sick of this gutless meme. The same people that call Obama gutless are the same people that have given Diane Feinstein a 20 year career in the Senate. Al Franken voted for the health care bill and the tax cut compromise. Why? I think it's because he realizes that supporting this President's measures, as shitty as they are, are the best way to achieve progress in the face of gerrymandered demagogues (of both parties) currently stonewalling on the Hill. No, I don't like the dick-sucking, jive-shucking style the Prez has adopted with Republicans, but the gutless critique is bullshit.

          • Tommmcatt

            HEAR HEAR!

          • mourningnmerica

            I want to understand. If you are saying that Obama isn't a coward, then I absolutely disagree. He has behaved like a frightened child, especially recently. They passed the Republican tax cuts for the wealthiest people WHILE DEMS WERE STILL IN POWER. His rational, and I'm using his words, was that if he didn't deal with the terrorists (Republicans) the hostages would have gotten hurt. Look, I was his biggest supporter, and was hopeful, as we really needed a transcendent figure to have any chance of avoiding a complete collapse of the USA. But the guy is clearly Goldman's little bitch. He has repeatedly tried to suck up to people who hate him most. He gave way without a fight on a number of right vs. wrong issues. The man is a disaster. The gutless critique is NOT bullshit. It is sadly accurate. And the people you mentioned, senators and such. They are not the President of the United States of America. He is in a unique position to fight for what he believes in. Bill Clinton beat the fuck out of them, and ended Newt Gingrich's career. Gingrich played chicken with him and said he was going to shut the government down if Clinton didn't sign Newt's budget. You think Clinton wasn't sweating? You think he didn't consider giving in? Obama didn't even fight them on the tax cuts. HE SURRENDERED WITH WHAT WAS OBVIOUSLY A WINNING HAND. This President will be bullied for the next 2 years. He abandons what he believes in at the first sign of opposition. The gutless critique is valid. You should not be defending him.

  • undeterredbyreality


    Interesting side note: If we take these names (Obama/Olbermann) back to their indo-euro (afro) sanskrit roots, we will see that they are, in fact, the same name! That explains why we never see those two together.

    • CapnFatback


  • Limeylizzie

    Yes, she is the lovely Ena Sharples , aka Volet Carson, a frequenter of "The Rovers Return"..

    • WriteyWriterton

      And it's only a short hop from Ena Sharples to Imelda Staunton. Emphasis on the "short."

      • Limeylizzie

        Hey, hey I only stand a whopping 5'4" meself.

        • WriteyWriterton

          We're in this together. I'm only a hair (i.e., hairless scalp) over 5-5. So I'm slurring my own demographic.

    • DemmeFatale

      Oh yeah, thanks! How could I forget the ever-present hairnet!?
      (I was more of a "Crossroads" person, back in the day.)

  • MistaEko

    C-SPAN2 Transcript: March 13, 2016 9:44 PM

    Orator: The chair now recognizes the senator from Connecticut.
    Sen. Olbermann (D-CT): Thank you, Mr. President. Tonight, as promised, a special comment on social security wage adjustments. Mr. President, Rod Sterling once said..
    [next 15 minutes unable to be followed by stenographer]
    Good night, and good luck.
    Orator: The chair now recognizes the senator from Massachusetts.
    Sen. Maddow (D-MA): (a resigned sigh almost escapes notice) Thank you, Mr. President.

  • SorosBot

    No, it's infancy, meaning it's already born; they only believe in protecting embryos and care nothing for the welfare of the living.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Yes, because there's no way anyone earning $30M in 2 years could be anything less than a regular Joe, the salt of the earth, and the common clay that holds our society together.

    KO, you're OK by me…

  • Who knows, maybe Olbermann might make a halfway decent politician. But his show has lately been eminently missable–and I used to watch it religiously, despite the cringe-worthy parts (all of his attempts at humor and the boring stable of "me-to" guests). But Jesus God, he even fucked up his own eulogy: he hoists the damned Thurber book and takes off the glasses, as if to annoy people to the end! And you guilty parties, please stop making love of Olbermann some kind of litmus test of leftist unity, that's fucking stupid.

    • Negropolis

      Does anyone know the story behind his Thurber readings? It was on the advice of his dying father, not some kind of kool kids grandstanding. And, even if it had been, just switch the damned channel. It's like people totally forget that he also had the irreverently fluffly Oddball segment, which he did daily.

  • fuflans

    ok, who would choose 'stranded wind' as a moniker?

    sounds like a fart.

  • beer4prez

    I wonder if this is the announcement he is going to make at 8PM tonight via twitter /sarcasm. But seriously though, how dick is it to state (via tweet) that AT 8pm (your old showtime, now someone else's show time) you will be making your first tweet? Let the network move on, dude; it does a disservice to Lawrence, frankly.

    This guy.

    • hagajim

      Lawrence is a disservice to himself and he would likely not have a job if K.O. hadn't gotten him the gig…just sayin…

  • Why all the hatin' on Keith O? He's a liberal and, at the moment, he's available. I'd love to see him in the Senate. Just make sure he's a bona fide Connecticut resident.

  • Beowoof

    Well it would be an improvement from Lieberman.

    • Limeylizzie

      My fucking anus would be an improvement on Lieberman

  • Gorillionaire

    What's the big deal? KO is perfect for the Senate. He likes to wear nice suits and talk and be on TV. I'd vote for KO a hundred million skidillion times before I would vote for a friggin Mitch McConnell or DeMint or even a slightly drunk Scott Brown. And, like it or not America, that is pretty much the full spectrum of choice that we usually get at election time.

  • Barbara_i

    Dan Abrams is jumping ship from NBC to ABC. Wonder if he will be running for the comptroller's office?

  • Troubledog

    Despite this generous offer, methinks Israel and CIGNA will continue to choose their own representation in the Senate, thank you very much, sir.

  • Serfville

    EMO BOY, I WEEP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (For running for the Senate in CT of course!)

  • Troubledog

    Also, drafting people to run for office, hahahaha, the end.

  • lulzmonger

    Gee, looks like fun! Can I play too?
    DRAFT BILL HICKS! Hey, why not? Dead guys get votes all the time!

    At long last … at LONG LAST, Stranded Wind, sir or madam, have you no sanity???

  • Negropolis

    Et tu, Jack? Really, are we going to keep up this elementary school "doesn't play well with others" grading when it comes to talking about Keith? If so, that's pretty lame snark. Really, folks, welcome to GrownUpWorld, where smart and effective people range from nice to douchebag.

    So, he can be a bit of a diva. Shit, isn't that basically a prerequisite for running for the Senate? I think it's in the Constitution.

    BTW, I was never a huge fan of Franken or his work (but less a fan of Franken, personally, than his work), but fully supported his run, and he's turned out to be one of my very favorite Senators. Keith would be at least as legitimate a candidate as Franken, IMO.

  • WhatTheHolyHeck

    At least Olbermann could have correctly answered Couric's request for the definition of the Bush Doctrine.

  • A_VoightKampff

    KO is a wimp. Clooney Rocks. Or so says my wife.

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