Thursday, December 23, 2010

'Rent Too Damn High' Clown Running for President: 'I Know Barack Obama is an Internet Hog'

He's not just an Internet hog. He'll be happy to suck the air out of any medium he appears on, not to mention any room upon wish he deems to enter. As to this guy, his 15 minutes expired a couple of months ago, but I guess that taste of the spotlight hasn't quenched his thirst for attention.
The rent won't be Too Damn High at the White House.

Jimmy McMillan, the quirky character who stole the spotlight during New York's 2010 governor's race, is now setting his sights on a higher office: the presidency.

"I know Barack Obama is an Internet hog. I know he knows that I am out there. But what he hasn't heard yet is that Jimmy McMillan is running for President of the United States of America," McMillan told the online "Revolution Radio."

"If you don't do your job right, I am coming at you," he vowed.

McMillan, a fast-talking Vietnam vet who regularly wears a suit and black gloves, became a Web sensation after stealing the show during the lone gubernatorial debate of 2010.

His catchline, "The rent is too DAMN high," caught fire on Twitter, scored him hundreds of thousands of YouTube views and even got him an impersonation on "Saturday Night Live."

In the end, McMillan won about 40,000 votes in the governor's race -- and a job as a pitchman for an Internet auction site.

On the flip side, McMillan was tagged for years of anti-Semitic comments, including linking Jews to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He also admitted lying to various press outlets about his own reasonable rent.

The lion-maned McMillan -- who's given to lengthy diatribes -- says he's registering as a Republican to avoid a Democratic primary.
Great. No doubt he'll be invited to all the debates.

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