Classic rock star Alice Cooper is jokingly running for president

Classic Rock Star Alice Cooper Is (Jokingly) Running for President

By: Nathan Rousseau Smith

Donald Trump wants to make America great again.

Hillary Clinton wants voters to say, "I'm with her."

But there's a third party candidate you should consider. No, we're not talking about Gary Johnson. It's famed rocker Alice Cooper and he's running for president, jokingly of course.

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His campaign slogan "I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing" and his running mate is Tom Hanks. We're not sure Hanks knows of this plan.

See Alice Cooper through the years:

Alice Cooper through the years
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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Alice Cooper Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
CHESSINGTON, ENGLAND - 28th JUNE: American rock group Alice Cooper at Chessington Zoo for a press launch to promote a Wembley concert, on 28th June 1972. Left to right: drummer Neal Smith, singer Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper), rhythm guitarist Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and lead guitarist Glen Buxton (1947 - 1997). (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Screaming crowds at Alice Cooper concert, Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, 1972. (Photo by Spencer Grant/Getty Images)
DENMARK - NOVEMBER 01: Photo of Alice COOPER (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND: Alice Cooper posed in his hotel room in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1974 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
American rock singer Alice Cooper listening to a vintage phonograph, London, March 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Alice Cooper, studio portrait, London, March 1974, wearing dress and false pregnancy bulge. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
HARTFORD, USA - 27th APRIL: American musician Alice Cooper performs live on stage during his 'Welcome to my Nightmare' tour at the Hartford Civic Centre in Hartford, Connecticut, USA on 27th April 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
Alice Cooper, am Strand im Urlaub am 01.07.1975 auf Maui, Hawaii, USA. (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Cindy Lange and Alice Cooper during Alice Cooper Madison Square Garden Concert After Party at Este's - May 5, 1975 at Este's Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 18: Diana Ross and Alice Cooper co-host the SECOND ANNUAL ROCK MUSIC AWARDS. Image dated September 18, 1976. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
DENMARK - SEPTEMBER 01: Photo of Alice COOPER; Alice Cooper, Sep-75, Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)
(Original Caption) New York: Rock star Alice Cooper and his wife Cheryl arrive at Radio City Music Hall for the gala premiere of the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Cooper appears in the film. 7/20/1978
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: SAVOY HOTEL Photo of Alice COOPER (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
Alice Cooper and Sheryl Cooper during Golden Nugget's 5th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1981: Alice Cooper in concert circa 1981 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: Musician Alice Cooper and musician Lita Ford attend the 31st Annual Grammy Awards on February 22, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FRANCE - APRIL 23: Alice Cooper Performs at The Zenith in Paris, France on april 23, 1988. (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
1991 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - Show Coverage - Airdate: January 28, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PRESENTERS DAVE MUSTAINE (L) AND ALICE COOPER
Alice Cooper on 7/21/91 in Chicago,Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
American singer Alice Cooper with his wife Sheryl Cooper during The American Cinematheque's Eight Annual Moving Picture Ball at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States, 29th September 1993. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
Alice Cooper performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 13th October 1991. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
David Cassidy and Alice Cooper during 1998 Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Photo of Alice COOPER; (Photo by Jon Super/Redferns)
LONDON - JULY 1: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT) Alice Cooper and daughter Calco pose at the after-party for the' film 'Charlies Angels 2: Full Throttle' at the In and Out Club on July 1, 2003 in London. The film will be released nationwide on July 4, 2003. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 2: Rocker Alice Cooper attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 02: Alice Cooper receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA 12/02/03 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 24: Alice Cooper performs with the kids from 'New School' at Plan B during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2005 in Park City, Utah.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Alice Cooper during Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister in Concert at the Evening News Arena in Manchester - November 10, 2005 at Evening News Arena in Manchester, Great Britain. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 07: Alice Cooper and Nita Strauss performs at The Louisville Palace on August 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

The godfather of shock rock told CNN, "I think the idea that I honestly have no platform is maybe the most honest thing I've heard in politics in a long time."

And his running mate is Forrest Gump -- that would be Tom Hanks (without his knowledge of course)!

Clinton and Trump are two of the least popular major party candidates in recent memory, with many voters citing issues of trust.

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Willie Robertson (of "Duck Dynasty")

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Dennis Rodman

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Wayne Newton

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Rosanne Barr

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Gary Busey

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Mike Tyson


Teresa Giudice (of "Real Housewives of New Jersey")

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Jon Voight

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Stephen Baldwin

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Kid Rock


Tila Tequila

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Stacey Dash

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Kendra Wilkinson

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Azealia Banks

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Sarah Palin

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Cooper says he really doesn't want the job but the best part he won't turn gray like the other presidents.

By the way, Cooper has been running for president since 1972, when Nixon was in office. His campaign song? His 1972 classic "Elected."

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