A reader in Mexico sends me news that a cat is running for mayor of Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Candigato (“gato” is Spanish for cat) Morris promises to rid the city of rats, including the human kind.
Candigato Morris is running a modern campaign, including a Facebook page. Judging by the number of “Likes” received, Morris has already passed three of the four mayoral candidates in popularity, and is on a trajectory to pass the last one before the election.
When this article was written (June 30) Morris had already surpassed ALL seven human candidates put together, with 146,000 “Likes” vs. 41,000 for Américo Zúñiga, the human front-runner. Even the State Governor got left in the dust, despite a mysterious jump by 8000 “Likes” the day after Morris surpassed him, but to no avail (he currently has 136,600).