Miracle Mike says he can be the next president of these United States, he announced on the blog that promotes his annual festival.

The pride of Fruita, the real Miracle Mike was an internationally known oddity in the 1940s when he lived for 18 months minus his head, and the town still celebrates its cock of the walk with a town statute and an annual festival, this year on May 18-19.

Candidate Mike is running on the the Free Range Party ticket with the slogan, "It's a No-Brainer." He's asking for write-in votes, but makes no promises of a chicken in every pot.

"My opponents - those poor clucks - are running around like headless chickens, and I gotta ask you: wouldn't you really rather have the real thing?" his campaign announcement states.

Read the rest of Joey Bunch's story in The Denver Post.