A Politician in India Dresses as Spider-Man and Scales Buildings for Votes, I’m Suddenly Interested in Politics

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That’s it, America is officially falling behind the rest of the world. Forget all of the other things we’re not first place in; we can’t vote for Spider-Man. Yeah, India has a politician who not only dresses as Spider-Man, but he climbs buildings to tell people to vote for him. If the next presidential race doesn’t involve jet packs and lasers, I’m done, America.

Gaurav Sharma is a former martial arts instructor for the Mumbai Police, where he presumably taught them how to catch thieves just like flies. Now, he’s running for India’s Parliament, and he’ll do everything a spider can to get the people to vote for him. He’s even got the kids yelling “vote for Spider-Man,” so good luck to his opponent. I don’t think I’d ever forgive my parents for voting against Spider-Man.

He’d better watch out, though. He’s practically begging for a newspaper with different political ideas to start the obligatory “Hero or Menace?” smear campaign. Is Spider-Man a good choice for Parliament? Some say his antics are dangerous.

He’s gotta be a better option than Darth Vader, though.

(via Kotaku, image via Associated Press on YouTube)

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