Is The Real Deez Nuts Guy Running For President?

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 11:45 am
Fixed The Real Deez Nuts Guy Running For PresidentEveryone knows the YouTube sensation, WelvenDaGreat (more commonly known as "Deez Nuts"), who went viral after posting a video where he can be heard shouting “Deez Nuts” into a telephone while speaking with a customer service agent. But is the real Deez Nuts guy running for president? With his recent claim to fame, is the internet star using his sudden celeb status to run for president? That's the question on everyone's mind after a candidate by the name of "Deez Nuts" entered into the 2016 presidential race, and, shockingly, currently holds 9 percent of voter support in North Carolina.

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But is the real Deez Nuts guy running for president? Don't get too excited, because it's not actually the "Deez Nuts" dude who is running. Welven’s Deez Nuts meme has only inspired a young presidential candidate -- a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, who entered the fictional name as a candidate after submitting paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on July 26. “My name is not Deez Nuts,” Olson said in an email interview. “I am a 15-year-old who filled out a form, had the campaign catch on fire, and am now putting up the best third-party numbers since Ross Perot.” He said, “I’ve told my family and some of my friends from school. They still think it’s hilarious.”

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But Brady should give some serious credit to Welven, who started the Deez Nuts craze, because if wasn't for him and the name recognition, the high school student most likely would not have won anyone's vote. “It’s amazing how this campaign caught on. Right now it’s mainly just the name recognition, but hopefully as we go down the stretch people will actually take the time to look at my campaign website and look at my platform,” Olson said. For now, Deez Nuts is blowing up! So far he's won 9% of the vote as an independent in a Public Policy Polling poll of voters in North Carolina, and 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa -- according to experts, numbers that make Brady "the most successful independent candidate for president in two decades."