the dark horse candidate

September 19, 2008



  1. nillp on September 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    oh my.. in my opinion this one is a better hope than obama.. lol

    ha. anyway. the video talks to itself.. x)

  2. numbrocker02 on September 22, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Mike, you would make an AWESOME President!! I’d vote for you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love to read, and I found a fanfiction story about the guys telling Mike he would make a good President. Very funny.

  3. Doomguy13 on September 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I THINK I have heard of Mike Shinoda. But I know I am voting for him. Any one who can get an old lady to tattoo his name on her back is good enough for me!

  4. dulcemdl on September 21, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I have joined this joke, and my friends laughed a lot, and now the “world” was ruled by you, were going to be much more happy ….. heh heh heh heh heh!

  5. Lobby on September 21, 2008 at 1:31 am

    So Mike, Obama or McCain? I think you might have said this already… But I can’t find it.
    Umm, do us a favor, don’t get your ass on politics please, stick to the art and music. =)

  6. stardust001 on September 20, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Hey, I want that tattoo!

    President Shinoda ftw.

    Hell, I’d vote for you. XD

    Thanks for posting this. See ya.

  7. Madlen on September 20, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    LMAO!!!!Omg…i actually thought for a minute that it’s true ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL it would’ve been so awesome:D

  8. Raspberry on September 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Sooooo …… I posted that on the LPMB a few weeks back …. You copied me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. dulcemdl on September 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ That is so creative!!!!!!!! MIKE MIKE MIKE ….for president……TO THIS ROCK ..WORLD..ROLL

  10. MarishkaLP on September 20, 2008 at 9:21 am

    OOOH hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i loved that woman with the tattoo!!! i want to have the same xDDDDDDDDDDD
    I think u would be a great president! first thing to do is to supply this world with big loudspeakers playing Linkin Park and Fort Minor music as loud as possible! and to ban the other bands! let this world listen to the high-quality music! xDDD
    U’ve got my voice!!!

  11. Linkin_Paranoik on September 20, 2008 at 9:10 am

    LOL mike i thought it was real, i was like “uh? mike tells us who he will vote? that sounds strange” and i was right ๐Ÿ˜‰
    i hope you are ok mike, i was wondering to myself..but..ehm are there some videos about heineken jammin festival live show? cause alot italian fans want to see it ..
    i asked them in all your blog mike lol but..really we’d want to see that live show in italy, IT WAS AWESOME.
    we miss you guys
    we love you

  12. Svetik on September 20, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Great!!!!Unfortunately Im not citizen of USA…But maybe fortunately)))))But I’m with U Mr.Shinoda))))I will vote 4 you in my dreams)))We all will)))Maybe U will make something to build a friendship bridges between our countrys)))(I mean Ukraine)))

    LoL—–the best prez ever)))

  13. mike_n_LP_4ever on September 20, 2008 at 7:17 am

    whaaaat!!! lmao i thought that was for real!! ill votefor you mike youre freakin awsome ;P l8er……

    -Catiana C.

  14. Alexandra on September 20, 2008 at 5:44 am

    ahahahahaa:D:D:D that’s hilarious:D who made this video?:D hhaha!

  15. Mikefanatic on September 20, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Mike Shinoda for president. Thats cool. The world would be perfect. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Go for it.

  16. Blaesbjerg on September 20, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Well you have to boost your ego in some way don’t you?

  17. zahra on September 19, 2008 at 11:54 pm


  18. Carla on September 19, 2008 at 11:38 pm


    lmao, this was great. You prove to be a tangible threat to both political parties, Mike.

  19. axrinekey on September 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    OH LOL!
    You know I really thought it was real… xD

    But well, when I saw the bus, I realised it might be fake ๐Ÿ˜›
    ‘Coz it doesn’t seem real xD
    It slightly moves when the bus moves. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Oh well…

    But well!
    I’m sure IF you really become a president, you will surely be a nice one!

    Anyways, thanks for posting it! xD
    I had fun with it! xD

    really awesome!! xD

  20. soyuneik on September 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    lol Your a geek just for having that. I thought of some cool video for that track I made, but… It would have required that I cut clips of celebrities from television. I was going to modify and piece together a bunch of similar events and add in a real life skull-headed guy. I see these things whenever I hear music, damn little videos pop up. But I figured it work out just like sampling music. Copyrighted material and such. I ended up hating mine, um, this is typical of me.
    I’m still waiting for the day I can be happy with something I make. But it was fun none-the-less.

  21. NoMoreSorrowGirl on September 19, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    aaaahhahahahaha!mike shinoda 4”l gonna tatooed it on my ass saying vote for mike…hahaha!even if i’m not american…one single vote from me…goodluck to ur carrer…peace:))need some personal bodyguard?

  22. ShadowerLiltani on September 19, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    That is so creative!!! OMG I love it XD I can totally see you running America, and having Brad as your vice president and Chester as your advisor shouting, “Free beer for everyone!!” Phoenix could be the secretary of defense, Joe could be your body guard, and Rob could be the “first gentlemen”. (Inside joke… in the slash fanfiction world MikexRob has become very popular… >:P)

  23. Kaeru on September 19, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    haha mike shinoda for president sugoi ^-^
    i vote for you ^^ ganbatte!

  24. I_B_Long on September 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    lol, ive seen that before, someone posted it one the lpmb. funny as hell. you and stephen colbert should team up ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. psykobouliz on September 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    haha seriously?? that remind me this pic of you i saw some times :

    hilarious!!! that would be fun! =)

  26. Hawaii_LP_fan on September 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Mr. Shinoda, or should I say “potential presidente” has a great sense of humor. Hey, not a far-fetched idea actually. It would be a positive ray of hope in our messed up world today. If you became prez, please lower the gas prices and do intense “soji” in the white house. WE all know it needs to be steam cleaned and then some…LP melodies reverberating in the white house?…eh, not a bad idea at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha

  27. sgtfox on September 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT’S WEIRD! like 6 months ago i said on the LPU it would be beast if mike were president inface i have a pic of him as my profile pic in the white house……if this is real WOW!

  28. Diana_LP_adicted on September 19, 2008 at 2:04 pm


  29. Diana_LP_adicted on September 19, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    loool …. If i had american nationality .you could count with my vote heheheh———-MUCH RESPECT————-KISSES* , , , , DIANA, , , ,PORTUGAL MISSES YOU!

  30. WTF on September 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Mike Shinoda vs Chester Bennington

    Instead of Bush and his mumbling, we’ll have a guy who can scream.

  31. WTF on September 19, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I want to get all excited thinking it can happen for real.

    The candidates suck ass this year and we’re all fucked.

  32. Noe_Kenji on September 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    So, you ahve to know that i still being a big fan (clue: ive being traveling all over europe in order to attend lot of your shows guys) and im not critizing you nor telling that now is better or worst.
    Ive allways said that i will allways love you, cuz your music has kept me alive.
    so thank you so much for everything. Keep being yourselves, and don’t let no one nor fame change you.



  33. Noe_Kenji on September 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Oh yeah, this mording ive watch again one step closer video, (there is years since the last time i watched it!!) and man, i only can tell you that I felt full of energy!!! Then, Ive whatched Live in Texas DVD and it was favoulous!! I really miss when you were so spontanous when you did watever you wanted, whatever you felt. now everything is more studed, calculated.
    Yes sure, its more profesional, and i like it. but before there were more energy and i really feel like that now music is more a job than a pleasure… even if a job can be pleasant too. hope you understand what i mean.

  34. Noe_Kenji on September 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    You as President?? NOOOOOOO!!!!!
    All the politics are corrupted man, they over doing bad things!, I dont want you to become someone like that!!!

    The best presiendent of the world ever is a Good Artist.

    To me, youre already my president! ๐Ÿ˜› even if im not from US ^^

  35. skindesbous on September 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I can’t stop laughing HAHAHAHAHA You would be a great president, I’d vote for you (if i were from the US… hehe) ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. shieldnoshield on September 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    That is hysterical! I don’t know, man, if you transferred your extreme musical talent to the political world, you’d make a damn good president. I’d vote for you. But, then again, I’m Canadian.

  37. TiffTiff33LP on September 19, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Ah dude thats really cool!!!!!!!^^I like it!!^^I thought it was real 4 like a minute,or more.L.OL!!!^^I would vote 4 ya.!!!!!!!^^CUPHOLDERS!!!!!^^(Wooohooo)!!!!^^

  38. Senzaikyuu on September 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    i dont think that it’s such a bad idea for Mike to go to the elections as a candidate.i strongly believe he is going to be ok.on the other hand surpassing george bush’s presidential skill is just impossible.No way Mike has minus zero IQ.. ๐Ÿ˜› go ms go !

  39. Anstice on September 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    HAHA! This has been floating around on the LPMB for a minute. You finally found it. Awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. rockermeg on September 19, 2008 at 11:59 am

    You’re so self-obsessed Mike!

    Although it would be pretty awesome for you to be president,I’d stick to the music ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Why “the dark horse candidate”????


  41. linkinminor on September 19, 2008 at 11:50 am

    OHHH Mr. mike shinoda president OHH yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  42. Curiosa on September 19, 2008 at 11:42 am

    So Mike, how would you tackle the economic issues going on right now especially what’s going on w/Wall Street & many financial institutions? How about the music industry? What would you do to improve & make it better for new artists? waits for smart-ass answer & hopes instead gets real answer.

  43. Jaclyn on September 19, 2008 at 11:39 am

    OMG! It starts with one thing…………….. I’m worrying a lil bit coz you Mike are the man of the future ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. vivalavulva on September 19, 2008 at 11:39 am

    did i imagine that dirty smirk when the reporter’s all “this candidate’s coming up from behind. pointed look“?
    p.s. if a douche like arnold fucking schwarzenegger can run california, i believe you could make it as president.

  45. Melinahites on September 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Dude, that is hilarious…… its like awesome i would totality vote for u dude….. ๐Ÿ™‚ i was kidna like is this treu but whatever…..

  46. Mark86 on September 19, 2008 at 11:23 am

    ahah, the old woman rocks!

  47. cuz on September 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

    gooood xD i didn’t know what’s going on at the beginning. i was like WFT o_O you totally tricked me xD if i live in US i’d vote for you ๐Ÿ˜€ but people wanted you to be a president long time ago. maybe you saw this photo:

    and remember – dreams CAN come true ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. durg on September 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

    hahaha i made one of these once & sent it to nicole, she thought it was real for a while..

  49. zigzagflyer on September 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

    You’ve got my vote!!!

    Its actually quite clever for whoever came up with the idea for that video… feels like…

  50. Rob_Wilson on September 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

    You absolute legend!!! That completely made my day! I’m in England but I’d make sure I got my vote to you – that was immense!

  51. burningdaylight on September 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!! i guess you saw the “mike shinoda for president” clan on the LPMB?

    effing hilarious….you just made my day!!!!

  52. Anika on September 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

    thatt really cool!!!! i would vote for you!!!!

  53. antje on September 19, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Oh yeah, Mike Shinoda for President!!!! Go for it…. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Very funny stuff…

  54. Lvix on September 19, 2008 at 10:47 am

    The two old ladys Mike!! haha!!

  55. NeneLP88 on September 19, 2008 at 10:36 am

    LOL =D

    I had already seen that actually, i don’t know where though.

    It’s amazing.. i’m sure you’d get a huge amount of votes.. most of all from 70 years old ladies XD

  56. murry on September 19, 2008 at 10:26 am

    haha… I’m totally going to do that. That’s taking memes to a whole new level.

  57. So_S on September 19, 2008 at 10:14 am

    now that’s a presidential candidate i’d happily vote for!!hahahahaha! i’ve actually seen this a couple of weeks ago! so funny! i’ve posted it to the MS clan on the LPU, as well. Mike, do you lurk there? =O


    mshinoda for president! who would you choose for VP, hmmm? ๐Ÿ˜›

  58. nikkiann0100 on September 19, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I actually did that video for myself as well. Thats funny. My friend sent it to me but I dont know where it came from.

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