Sass Officially Announces He Is a Presidential Candidate in 2008 Omaha, Nebraska Memorial Day 2005 Steve Sass, Independent candidate for president of the United States, threw his hat into the ring, during his annual trip to Memorial Park, in Omaha on Memorial Day. At 47, Sass is a first time runner, and a self-described "long shot." But don't let that fool you. He speaks with an inexplicable bravado, given his extreme lack of experience for this particular job, yet he is continually able to justify his conclusions with a common sense approach that both democrats and republicans often find appealing. Sass has at once, cast himself as the modern day Pat Paulsen, mocking the very process he seems to engage, yet also going about the business of formulating his thoughts, positions, ideas, and values, with clarity of mind, and consistency of logic. It's easy to laugh at the prospect of anyone taking such a candidate seriously. Indeed, Sass himself seems to have as much fun as one might suppose he assumes you will have, surfing his website that is a enigmatic brew of political blog, mixed with self-promotion, and more than a bit of entertainment, and keen insight, into some of the complex problems our Executive Branch of the government faces in the 21st century.