Vermin Supreme Hosts 'Pony Parade' Protest Outside Clinton Event In Concord

Dec 5, 2017

If you've been tuned into New Hampshire politics for the past few presidential elections, then you've probably heard the name Vermin Supreme.

He's been on the primary ballot for the past three presidential elections and he tends to stand out. He's the only candidate who consistently wears a boot on his head and declares "free ponies for all," as his major campaign platform. 

On Tuesday, he was back - this time with a real pony that he led around downtown Concord alongside a handful of his supporters. With megaphone in hand, he protested outside Hillary Clinton's book signing event at Gibson's Bookstore.

He even tried to bring the pony into the store, but was denied. 

Hosting this so-called "pony parade" wasn't easy. Supreme had to file a lawsuit against the city to get the permit he needed. The city eventually OK'd his request but he had to pay a $75 fee for "pony parking."

When asked why he was holding  his protest, he said it was to exercise his freedom of speech, something he'll likely be doing again soon during New Hampshire's 2020 presidential primary.