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A message from Edward Cullen, Republican presidential candidate

Edward Cullen candidate

You talk about your freedom, your independence, but I know what you really want: protection. Not just from the random cars and predators that dog your path, but from your own weak self and unholy cravings. I will always be with you. My voice, my hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of my personality — all yours, forever.

— Edward Cullen,
the Twilight series

This post is part of our ongoing Horn Book KidLit Election 2012 coverage. This week, Republican candidates present their platforms; polls will open for the Republican ballot Thursday, August 30th, and close at noon on Friday, August 31st. Look for our announcement of the winning Republican presidential candidate and his or her running mate Friday afternoon. Beginning next Tuesday, September 4th, the Democrats will have their say. Click on the tag KidLit Election 2012 to see all posts.





  1. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    Plus, you’re an expert on offshore tax havens!

  2. Lolly Robinson Lolly Robinson says:

    Hmm. This guy seems a little cold to me. I’ll wait to see who else is running.

  3. Shouldn’t he be running as a Democrat? That quote sounds like Big Government. “I know what you really want: protection…from your own weak self.” Is he a RINO?

  4. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    Just how long could Bella’s virginity have perked along during a Democratic administration? I rest my case.

  5. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    He is only cold to deter you from your unseemly desires. SOMEBODY has to do it.

  6. Ooooo, *sparkly*….

  7. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    And don’t believe the lamestream media’s stories about “conflict diamonds.”

  8. What I like about Cullen is that he’s probably taking the long view–after all, he’s going to have to live. . . er, UNlive. . . with any decisions he makes for a very extended period of time. This makes it unlikely that he’ll press any legislation for short-term gain. Plus, he IS sparkly.

  9. Sarag Morris says:

    This is truely bizarre! If the ‘Republican’ name is to be used, an understanding of different economic concepts is needed, such as ‘supply and demand’. ‘Keynesian economics vs. Austrian economics’. Please use something other than ‘Republican’ and ‘Democrat’ for this ‘fund with voting’ event.

  10. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    I’m guessing Sarag voted for Jamie.

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