Jimmy McMillan is running for Governor of New York as the sole member of the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party (no this is not a joke). As if the facial hair, gloves and sunglasses weren’t enough, Jimmy McMillan turned the debate into a comedy show every time he opened his mouth. The debate was on NY1, but if no one told me that, I would have thought it was Comedy Central. How did this guy even get in the door?
In a gubernatorial debate, one might thing it would be difficult to make yourself heard, but this wasn’t a problem for Jimmy McMillan. Some highlights include (via Gawker):
-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 the rent: “Too damn high.”
When questioned about his trademark gloves, Jimmy McMillan said:
Don’t forget I was in Vietnam for two and half years and I have three Bronze Stars, but the chemicals of Agent Orange—dioxin and a lot of other chemicals mixed up—I would get sick. When I get home tonight, I know I’m not going to be able to breathe if I take them off. It could be psychological, I don’t know, but I just put em on and wear them anyway.
If you want to check out Jimmy McMillan’s website to learn more about the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party, click here.
So kids, what have we learned? Anyone can run for governor, but winning is another story entirely…