In his essay, "Ecology, Malthus and Machiavelli," in the book Right Where You Are Sitting Now, Robert Anton Wilson wrote that in 1980 he decided to vote in a presidential election for the first time since 1964. After eliminating other candidates (including the Libertarian candidate, Ed Clark, because "I am not that kind of Libertarian, really; I don't hate poor people"),
"I finally voted for John Anderson, just because his speeches (with which I did not always agree) were so wonderfully weird. 'The Doonesbury Candidate' did not seem to me to be trying to win, but just having a hell of a good time saying what he really thought in front of huge audiences. I identified with him. I have always wanted to get my ideas on television, too; and I figured that that was what was motivating him."
While Wilson never got his ideas on TV in a big way, he did appear on national TV at least once, on "Politically Incorrect," apparently in 1996.
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