Josh Swensen becomes a reluctant celebrity when his anti-commercialist alter ego "Larry" gains teenage followers world wide. Josh fakes "Larry's" own death and hides in Boulder, Colorado under the alias of Mark. When his past catches up with him, he must once again face the public as "Larry". He has difficulty maintaining his austerity, problems with his girlfriend and ex-girlfriend, a threat from his nemesis betagold, self identity problems and the rather unusual problem of running for U.S. President. Among other problems is the problem of almost being killed by an opponent in the candidacy for president. In this book, the fictional Congress passes a constitutional amendment to lower the presidential age requirement to 18.
Josh Swensen: He is the Peace Party candidate for United States president in 2004. He is the main character and is known by two other names in the book: Larry (website name) and Mark Paulson (Colorado name).
Janine: Josh's girlfriend in Colorado, who is originally from Seattle and enjoys shopping and her dog.
Beth: Josh's old friend in Massachusetts. She kidnaps Josh and convinces him to run for office. First, she suggests that he should run for Massachusetts state representative but then Josh......