SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In a presidential election year in which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have historically high unfavorable numbers, it is safe to say that another candidate joining the race is generally viewed much more favorably. The Cat in the Hat announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday morning, at the childhood home of his creator, Dr. Seuss.
Children and adults cheered as the Cat in the Hat made his first public appearance as a candidate outside the home on Fairfield Street in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood. A rally and Seuss celebration with running mates Thing 1 and Thing 2 is also planned at the Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle between 10:00 and 2:00 P.M.
Theodor Geisel, known by the pen name Dr. Seuss, grew up in Springfield, which served as an inspiration for many of his whimsical books. A museum dedicated to his work, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, will be opening at the Quadrangle next year.
The Geisel home at 74 Fairfield Street is now also owned by the Springfield Museums.