Oh yeah, this is just what we need: Al Sharpton: ‘I am running for president’. While we’re at it, why don’t we all drill another hole in our heads?
NEW YORK (AP)—The Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist who has never held public office, plans to explore a bid for the presidency in the 2004 elections.
“I am running for president to finally put the issues concerning most Americans on to the front burner,” Sharpton said.
“I’m qualified, probably more qualified than any other person who is expected to be on the Democratic ticket for 2004, because I actually have a following and I speak for the people.”
He sure as hell doesn’t speak for me. I’d laugh this off as just another fringe element pipe dream if it weren’t for the fact that David Duke managed to actually get elected into a government position at one time.