For instance, charismatic former basketball stars who gave up on the Republicans because George Bush is such a lame President. Charles Barkley officially declared himself a Democrat and is thinking about running for Governor again.
“I’m serious,” Barkley said. “I’ve got to get people to realize that the government is full of it. Republicans and Democrats want to argue over stuff that’s not important, like gay marriage or the war in Iraq or illegal immigration. They push those issues because they play well on TV and because they deceive people. When I run – if I run – we’re going to talk about real issues like improving our schools, cleaning up our neighborhoods of drugs and crime and making Alabama a better place for all people.”
This could be really fun. And since it looks more and more like Riley is going to win, 2010 should be an open campaign.