Eugene Patilio, Yet Another Green Party Joke For 2020
Yesterday, I wrote about the sad state of the Green Party’s prospective slate for the 2020 election. I mentioned that the only registered Green Party presidential candidate right now is the fictional character Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk in Marvel comics.
There is one other national Green candidate for 2020, though he’s not running for President: Eugene Patilio. Patilio has no online presence, and hasn’t been in the news, so I didn’t bother to investigate him any further. I merely wrote, “The only other Green Party candidate for the White House in the 2020 election is Eugene Patilio, who registered a month ago to campaign for Vice President in 2020 – not President.”
This morning, a curious reader asked for more information about him. What I found out only confirms the status of the Green Party as a joke of a political party. It turns out that, like Jennifer Walters, Eugene Patilio is a fictional character from the Marvel universe: A clumsy semi-hero who dresses up as Frog-Man.
Eugene Patilio is such a minor character that Marvel Comics can’t even keep the spelling of his last name straight, sometimes referring to him as “Eugene Patillo”.
But, like She-Hulk, Frog-Man is green. Apparently, that’s about all that it takes for a fictional character to be registered as a Green Party candidate for the White House. If the party had any momentum left, genuine Green politicians would drown out this nonsense. Instead, after years of ineffectual dissent, corrupted through association with Vladimir Putin, the faint stain of these lame jokes is all that’s left of the progressive alternative to the Democratic Party.