Unlikely, unfortunately, if only because "Dildo" is not a candidate - he does not even exist. He's a character made up by a group of disaffected students sharing an internet comedy page after they became fed up with the line up of official candidates. Realising that they cannot ignore this millennial vote, some of these official candidates have taken to wearing sneakers and including occasional pop culture references in their bland campaign speeches. It is not working!
The current President's running mate is a 75-year old Muslim cleric who has advocated several fatwas including one against the LGBT community and another against the practise of yoga - yoga??? Another contender is accused of human rights violations. The spoof Presidential Dildo ticket is proving far more popular. Dildo advocates for LGBT rights and the legalisation of marijuana.
Created by a group of disaffected millennials, they have struck a chord with young voters and their social media profiles, which regularly lampoon mainstream politics, have attracted almost 400,000 followers on Instagram and thousands on Twitter and Facebook since their creation last month.
In what has so far shaped up to be a lacklustre election campaign, Nurhadi and Aldo have become best known for their vulgar campaign tagline, a creative abbreviation of the first few letters of their names that translates as “Dildo for Indonesia”.
“I see this movement as a breath of fresh air for our politics,” says Edwin, one of the creators, told the Guardian. “It is a new perspective, a new way to enjoy politics, and the drama of elite politicians who always argue, but don’t actually represent us.
“I was really looking forward to hearing from our candidates, but mostly they don’t show us their programs, or generate solutions for our problems.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... -to-please