December 23rd, 2007
12:56 PM ET
10 years ago

Mark Klein on the campaign trail in New Hampshire

MILFORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - The snowbanks line the roads, dotted with signs of the season.

Rudy. Hillary. Romney. McCain. Mark Klein.

Mark Klein?

He is one of the quadrennial fringe candidates, spending time and money campaigning and, like so many before him, approaching voters and reporters saying "I could pull off a big surprise here."

He approaches a CNN correspondent in Milford on Sunday near the site of a Mitt Romney event.
Klein described himself as a retired psychiatrist from Oakland CA.

"It was either buy a new Mercedes or run for president, so I am running for president," Klein said as he handed over a campaign brochure.

"This country is going down the tubes you know. We need an adult in the White House. And the country could use a national shrink."

–CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

Filed under: New Hampshire
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. gh

    you will be suprised. No chances,America is comfortable with the candidates they know well right now.

    December 23, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Rebecca Price-Hayashi Cape Elizabeth Maine

    John, Are you in NH with a sig other? Either way do you want to get together for lunch or some relief to a museum?
    Rebecca 207-899-2327 Cape Elizabeth Maine

    December 23, 2007 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  3. Andy Merrimack,NH

    He should've chosen the Mercedes.

    December 23, 2007 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  4. KrisW, Greensburg, PA

    Maybe Mark Klein can take some votes away from Ron Paul ;o)

    December 24, 2007 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Not likely.

    Mark who?

    December 24, 2007 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Does anyone know anything more than his name and his previous occupation? If you are going to run something like this, please include the party name or mention that there isn't one. Is there a website or place we can see the party platform?

    I doubt that I will vote for a third party, but there needs to be more information on them when they are covered. These parties also represent some parts of America too.

    December 24, 2007 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. PS, KC, MO

    First, I am proud to live in a country where this is possible.
    Second, he obviously doesn't have a snowball's chance in hades, but I admire his gumption.
    Third, it's entertaining.
    Run, Mark, run!

    December 24, 2007 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  8. NO DEMS,LA.


    December 24, 2007 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  9. Sérgio, Porto, Portugal

    "First, I am proud to live in a country where this is possible."

    Posted By PS, KC, MO : December 24, 2007 2:39 pm

    Hmmm are you implying that a "Mark Klein" could not happen in another country? Is this another example of "Only in America!"?

    Gosh, one day maybe you'll get your heads out of your ass*s...sorry to say things this way, but the "American dream" actually old.

    December 24, 2007 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |