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Bart King recognition gains momentum

Submitted by rickeyre on August 1, 2008 - 11:19am

My 2005 campaign on these pages for Philadelphia all-rounder J.Barton King's nomination as the Greatest American of All Time has gathered support, albeit three years after the poll closed and was won by an obscure mid-western baseball commentator.

Steven Wells, US-based sporting blogista for The Guardian's website, used his column on July 15 to throw his weight behind The King's claims to be America's greatest sportsperson of all time, citing "Australian cricket writer Rick Eyre" who claimed that King was "the greatest cricketer the United States ever produced, and thus the greatest sportsperson in American history".

Nice to see a reporter who quotes his sources accurately. Onya Steve!

But in 2008, it's time to take the Bart King campaign one step further. Is there anything in the US constitution that prevents a dead person from becoming a write-in candidate for President of the United States?

Alternately, Bart King could be named as John McCain's vice-presidential running mate. After all, they're roughly the same age...