Will Run as an Independent
CONCORD (AP) - Godzilla, a reclusive and mysterious personality, best known for his controversial work in Japan, announced today that he was entering the 2012 Presidential field, running as an independent candidate. Before a packed audience, Godzilla stepped up to a massive podium, a large banner boldly proclaiming: "HOPE (you don't get crushed)" stretched across it, and addressed the crowd. "This country is being destroyed," he stated through an interpreter (two young Asian women who were not identified), "more completely than if I stomped through every city in America. Whereas my destruction is awesome, this destruction that America faces is sad. While it would be easy, and yes, fun, for me to eradicate the problem that is destroying this country, specifically: it's government, by blasting Washington with a well deserved shot of atomic breath, this would only be a short term solution. I therefore resolve to solve this problem from within; by running for President of the United States of America!" The speech seemed well received and Godzilla departed the podium to thunderous applause. A spokesman for the candidate said more information would be forthcoming.