Who is Paul Vasquez? Internet meme type folk know him as the Double Rainbow guy. He lives in Yosemite National Park, and captured a double rainbow one day and broke down emotionally. It was simple, but it was 100% genuine, which is what resonates with people – and with that, Paul Vasquez became an overnight internet celebrity.
I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Mashable Awards party last year at CES in Las Vegas, we talked, took pictures, had drinks, and shared a few hugs. Yeah, it was all good…(check out my post here where I wrote about that experience).
Paul is back in the forefront of the internet news because he has announced he is running for President.
Using a recently released Facebook app called Votocracy, Paul is earning supporters now through Facebook “likes” – soon the candidates will be hosting primaries for every state and Washington, D.C. Ultimately, the goal is for the 51 final contestants to compete in a televised race.
For Vasquez, who is running with the campaign slogan “Emergency! Alternative Energy!”, the point of the race is less about being president and more about being heard.
[summarized from Good.is]
If people could pay attention to what I’m doing then maybe they’ll have a revelation that these are the things that are important and we need to be focusing on them.