Meet the 65-Year-Old Philly Virgin Running for President in 2016

There was a man roaming around Independence Mall yesterday who says he’s running for president in 2016 on the Patriot Party ticket. He may just be the first unofficially declared candidate in the country. He’s anti-gun, pro-peace, sometimes has sexy thoughts, but has never had sex. (Has he seen the Patriot Party platform?) Philadelphia, meet 65-year-old virgin Ed O’Donnell.

Ed was part of Occupy Philadelphia and in the shadow of Independence Hall he’s wearing shorts and a white T-shirt bearing the Chevrolet corporate logo. He gets most of his clothes secondhand. He says he runs the Winthrop Foundation, a charity that distributes, food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless in 30th Street Station, Suburban Station and Market East.

Let me amend me first sentence. There were probably plenty of people roaming around Independence Mall yesterday who say they’re running for president. But this is the guy Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky ran into. And Bykofsky, also being an eccentric Philadelphian himself, proceeded to grill the 65-year-old virgin like a real candidate, actually writing in his piece that O’Donnell “just lost my vote,” after he said something he didn’t agree with. God Bless America. [Daily News]