Oval Office Underdogs: Abe Lincoln Fanatic





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Published on Nov 27, 2007

In New Hampshire, any natural-born American citizen age 35 and older (who has lived in the States for seven consecutive years) can be on the presidential ballot.

And, oh yes, there's the $1,000 filing fee -- a nice little fundraiser for the "Live Free or Die" state.

New Hampshire's Carmen Chimento ran for president in 1996, likening his appearance, hobbies and values to Abraham Lincoln.

As he puts it, the common bond between them is absolutely "eerie." Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth -- and whenever Chimento goes to a restaurant, he likes to sit in a booth.

This clip is an excerpt from the 1996 documentary, "Why Can't I Be President?" which was produced for WGBH, WNET and other PBS stations.

That familiar narrator's voice you hear is none other than CNN's Wolf Blitzer.


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