14-year-old running for governor in Vermont…seriously

Hey, whoever says you’re too young to do something is probably wrong.  For instance, there’s a candidate for governor in Vermont that isn’t legally old enough to vote for himself.

Ethan Sonneborn is one of four Democrats looking to fill the position once occupied by Mr. Howard “Yeah” Dean.

Seriously, who doesn’t remember this piece of gold that is sure to live on forever.

Anyway, the teenager is legally able to run for the executive position in the Green Mountain State due to an odd loophole.

For whatever reason, Vermont doesn’t have an age requirement for those seeking the governorship. The only necessity is that they candidate must have lived in the state for four years before the election.

According to the youngster, residents of Vermont should take his age into consideration, but as a positive, saying “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around.”

And why not?  Vermont elected Howard Dean as governor, why not a candidate who isn’t legally able to drive?

He may not have a snowball’s chance in hell, but what other 14-year-old will be able to put “ran for governor of Vermont” on their resume when applying to McDonald’s?

Good luck, young one. Good luck.



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