Mayoral candidate in southern Taiwan recites Gettysburg Address in campaign speech

Huang Hung Cheng, otherwise known as  ‘Taiwan’s World’s Greatest Man, President, and God of Wealth’ is well-known for his performance antics

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/11/20
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Returning to electoral politics, for yet another attempt to become Mayor of Chiayi City in southern Taiwan, is Huang Hung Cheng (黃宏成), who is known for his absurdist antics on the campaign trail.

Huang, who runs under the official name of “Taiwan’s World’s Greatest Man, President, and God of Wealth” (台灣阿成世界偉人財神總統), did not disappoint constituents this year, when he delivered an impassioned portion of the famous Gettysburg Address as part of his appeal to voters.

And, that was just one small portion of his remarkable twenty five minute address, which took place on Nov. 18, during a publicly televised event to acquaint local voters with the candidates and their platforms.

Appearing in costume as the “god of wealth” (財神) of classic folk tradition, Huang began his address by invoking blessings for the country, and then by throwing a large amount of NT$1000 bills into the air and towards the camera.    [FULL  STORY]

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