This video is probably reaching viral status as I write this, so pardon me if you’ve already seen it, but I’ll feel derelict in my blogging duties if I don’t post Jimmy McMillan of New York’s “Rent is Too Damn High” party at yesterday’s New York gubernatorial debate.
I’m a fan of quirky candidates no matter what their party affiliation — and Jimmy McMillan certainly has earned a spot on that mantle alongside Basil Marceaux, Alvin Greene and Chief Wana Dubie — so without further adieu, here you go:
Every election year these kind of guys seem a little less crazy, don’t they?
Gawker has some of his finest moments:
On the deficit: “It’s like a cancer. It will heal itself.”
On negative campaigning: “As a karate expert, I will not talk about anyone up here.”
On gay marriage: “The Rent Is 2 Damn High Party feels if you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you.”
On… Jesus, I have no clue what prompted this one: “We plan to bulldoze some of those mountains in Upstate to make New York an independent state. I want my own cable company; I want my own telephone company.”
On the rent: Too damn high.
Jimmy’s website, which, judging from the loading speed is hosted by Geocities circa 1995, is here.