Vampire for President? So Far 77 White House Hopefuls File Paperwork for 2012 Election

So far 77 people are in the running for the 2012 presidential election.

January 21, 2011, 4:38 PM

Jan. 24, 2011 — -- Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee may not have announced their campaign for president yet, but more than 70 other Americans have, including a self-proclaimed vampire and a woman who says she has no interest in living in the White House.

The candidates so far include New Jersey resident Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey who registered last year with the Federal Election Commission and told ABC News that he would be tough on crime. Very tough.

"I won't be bullied, I won't be blackmailed," said Sharkey, 46. "Criminals and terrorists will fear me along with corrupt law enforcement officials. I will not tolerate crime or terrorism."

"Certain criminals, instead of being put in jail, they should be brutally tortured and impaled," said Sharkey. "Upon them being found guilty of their crimes I'll beat them, torture them, dismember them and decapitate them."

Sharkey says the he drinks the blood of his "girlfriends and mistresses" two times a week and when asked if he believes he has a chance of being elected responded, "Yes, I have a chance of winning. People like Sarah Palin are making it quite easy to pull off."

So far Sharkey has not had to file an official statement of candidacy with the FEC. That is only required if he gets more than $5,000 in donations. So far he has zero.

An Israeli Running for U.S. President

Sixty-four-year-old Israeli and Miami Beach resident Raphael Herman is also gearing up for a presidential run, nevermind that he wasn't born the U.S., a prerequisite for the position. Herman claims President Obama has set a precedent.

"I was not born in America. I was born in Israel, but you see [President Barack Obama] wasn't born in this country either. I have his birth certificate," said Herman, a reference to the "birthers'" theory that Obama was actually born in Kenya.

Herman declined to provide ABC News with what he claims is Obama's birth certificate.

Herman, who claims he speaks nine languages, is no stranger to media attention. He has run for mayor of Miami Beach six times. Each defeat, he said, was due to what he calls "repeated fraudulent elections."

Candidate Says Experience Not Needed for Presidency

Presidential hopeful Deonia "Dee" Neveu, a mother of five who lives in Virginia, says that experience shouldn't matter when it comes to electing the leader of the free world.

Neveu, who didn't respond to messages left by ABC News, writes on her campaign website, "Besides, 'experience' is not a requirement to be President of the United States of America, according to the United States Constitution, Article II, Section I, so please don't make it your requirement, because it was written and meant to be open for many to have the big and great opportunity to apply if they choose to do so."

One of the mantras Neveu says she identifies with is, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

As for living in the White House, Neveu isn't interested.

"I don't want to live in the White House," she writes. "I would like to use a part of the White House to host fundraising events for America."

Californian Mosheh Thezion is also running, and uses his campaign website to be as honest as possible about his past and also explains that he "never smiles" because he hates the way he looks when he does.

"They'll just dig it up anyway," said Thezion. "I hate politicans who lie. I tell the truth, I have nothing to hide, why would I want to hide something?"

Thezion writes on his website that he use to be a habitual drug user, using "pounds and pounds" of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol, before finding God and "giving up his sinful ways."

"I grew up a loose liberal which is why I'm a conservative today," he writes.

Explaining that he is running for office because he has "no choice," Thezion vows that if elected he will "abolish the Internal Revenue Service" and "pay off the entire national debt, permanently."

Dozens Are Signed Up to Run for President

Presidential hopeful Rutherford B Hayes, not to be confused with the nineteenth president of the United States by the same name, writes on his website, "The current administration is engulfed with socialists, communists, and marxists as well as insatiable condesending egos."

Unable to be reached for comment, Hayes might best be reached by his supports via Twitter, where he goes by "2012Hopeful."

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