It looks like the Christopher Walken for President site was the work of a couple of pranksters on the General Mayhem message board.
Posted by Gabbo
we can always try again later, after this has all died down, and perhaps use a less [screwy] servername.
Posted by sct
Its amazing it got this far. Maybe it will pull through if we are lucky
Posted by Massive_gas
no, there are too many jackass bloggers snooping around trying to debunk it
the most we’ll probably get is a short article saying that the forum devised a fake presidential campaign and fooled some fans
My apologies for helping spread this rumor, but it seemed weird and cool enough that it could possibly be true.
UPDATE: 12:18 a.m. August 16, 2005
Rizzn talked with Christopher Walken’s publicist and she said the story was false.
I spoke with Mara Buxbaum at ID PR today; Mara is Christopher WalkenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s publicist. She said that sheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s been innundated with calls all day about Christopher WalkenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“bid for public office,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ but she did in fact confirm that the site is a hoax.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMr. Walken has no intentions for public office,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? said Buxbaum. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œPerhaps one of his fans got a little excited seeing him play Secretary Cleary with presidential aspirations in Wedding Crashers.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?