Dale Peterson ain’t going anywhere, America!

Never before has an unsuccessful campaign for state agriculture commissioner yielded such a national treasure. Dale Peterson, best known for an infamous 2010 commercial in which he brandished a shotgun while asking for the Republican nomination and admonishing alleged sign-stealers, launched a write-in candidacy for the CPAC presidential straw poll Friday. It was unclear whether the straw-poll candidacy meant Peterson will actually run for president.

“[I’m] trying to wake up all these wannabe presidents,” Peterson said. “If we’re realistic, we have a slim chance of winning the Oval office in 2012.”

Peterson said he wants to infuse the election with “straight talk” lacking from professional politicians who are “too slick, too fakey, or either they waltz around the issues.”

He’s philosophical about his 2010 loss.

“I’ve never been in politics. I’ve never been elected to any office,” he said. “I tried once, and although I didn’t win, I didn’t lose because if I had won that office I wouldn’t be here at CPAC trying to do what I can for the people of America.”

Peterson said he and his wife are taking their retirement to travel the country and spread their message, which consists mostly of patented “straight talk” about lowering tax and regulatory burdens.

Below, a few of Dale Peterson’s greatest hits from a short interview with The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle:

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  • JimbobCO

    You don’t want to back this man, he is bad news. Trust me. We in our industry have had many bad times with Mr. Peterson.

  • VoxVeritasVee

    I love this guy. Thanks for the interview Mathew! Is there a full version of your interview that we can watch?

    I LOVE how he said “cut up the credit card”.
    “Sucking the government’s thumb”, LMAO, I can’t see him saying the PC “teat” either, lmao. Is this phrase a Dale Peterson coinage?

  • fulano

    Hummmm Matthew & Mary obviously aren’t members of the NRA. That was no shotgun he used in the ad. It was a lever action Winchester; probably a 30-30.

    • VoxVeritasVee

      lol, at least they didn’t call a semi-auto an automatic weapon, teeheee…

    • rmarkob

      Right you are, fulano. Also, please don’t use the word “brandish” like that Matthew and Mary. That’s a code word used by anti-gunners for anybody who carries a firearm openly. The dictionary definition is “wave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement”.

  • Taxpayer

    Good. Palin shouldn’t be the only gadfly poking the GOP leadership to do what’s right.

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