Of FIFA that is. Yes, he is seriously running for the position. He announced it on SI.com, and honestly he makes a compelling case. On the other hand, he won me over simply by being neither Sepp Blatter nor Mohamed Bin Hammam.
Wahl will never get the job. He knows it too; this campaign is more to make a point (and a joke) than anything else. And bravo to him for doing it. While I imagine that at least 95% of the football following public would vote for him, I am even more certain that 0% of the people who actually vote will do so. Corruption breeds corruption, and no one in FIFA will want to clean it up.
Still, one can dream . . .