Skip to comments.Charles Barkley may run in 2010
Posted on 07/26/2006 6:04:16 AM PDT by Condor 63
DESTIN, Fla. - Charles Barkley, declaring himself a Democrat, said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama, maybe as early as 2010.
The Leeds native and former Auburn University and NBA basketball star has teased for years about pursuing the state's highest office, but he told about 900 public school board members from across the Southeast that he's moving toward a decision on the matter.
"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.
He apparently does not have a self esteem problem. But he does have a competency problem.
Sad, when your pro career is over and you still need attention.........
incidentally, he's not the kind of democrat you're used to...
War, illegal immigration, and culture aren't important issues? It sounds like Mr. Barkely is the one that is full of it.
So when did he switch parties?
For some reason I thought I heard years ago that he was a Republican. But I guess not. Well... I don't know what he's going to be good for. If the war in Iraq and illegal immigration don't matter, I can't imagine what does.
If I'm not mistaken, Barkley is one of the biggest racists around. That might not play well in AL, even counting for his popularity from playing at Auburn.
Funny, I thought he was a Republican. Was he at one time?
Oh, do tell us, Sir Charles, what -IS- important on your planet?
What kind is he?
He was a republican. I even remember when he out debated Michael Savage on either FOX or CNN.
What is important Charles,the NBA and that cast of hoodlums?Is this the same Barkley who also said he was a Republican,OJ was guilty,blacks have bad or nonexistent parenting,spit on a little girl as a player,etc.?If so then it sounds like he would make a great democrat.
Hey, I thought he was NOT a role model.
Would be fun to watch.
He'd put his foot in his mouth at every campaign stop.
certainly not a party-line dem. there's a cosby streak in him... not sure how much that will or won't matter as a governor, vs. being a representative or senator tho...
He was. He said way back in the early 90's he wanted to run for governor of Alabama some day as a Republican. One of his best quotes was when he told his grandmother about it and she said, "Oh, you don't want to be a Republican, they're for the rich!" Barkley replied, "Grandma, I am the rich."
Guess all the anti-Bush propaganda finally drove him away, but I expect he would be a conservative Democrat and not a moonbat.
That is not how a broke Dem thinks. When broke, they usally look for a handout.
Barkley use to hang around with Rush, and Mr.Limbaugh had indicated that Barkley was a conservative. Imagine my surprise when I saw Barkley at a North Carolina rally for the breck girl. From Rush Limbaugh to the slip-and-fall, ambulance chasing, leftist RAT and premier phony, john edwards. That's like supporting Bill Buckley on one day and licking stalins feet on another. I think this Barkley guy is strange, as bizarre politically as he was on the basketball court.
24 hour basketball.
God save Alabama. What's next, Dennis Rodman as mayor of Las Vegas?
There's something about the guy I just can't help liking. Maybe the fact that he is willing to say what is on his mind. Even if I don't agree, it beats the pre-digested verbiage that comes out of most politicians' mouths.
From Wikepe, no Wikoepoe, no Wikepedi, ah hell, it's that online encyclopedia:
"During an altercation in a bar in 1997, Barkley threw 20-year-old Jorge Lugo through a plate-glass window. When interviewed by police Barkley reportedly quipped "I regret we weren't on a higher floor.""
he was never a pubbie said only to get ATTENTION, cheated on his wife MULTIPLE times, fat loser and always SCREAMED the race card and his wife was white(which I have no problem)trashed Dubya and any every other GOP member when the cameras were running about what was wrong with GOP party but never offered any solutions, PISS ON THE ROUND MOUND!!!!!!!
OOOOOHHH-OOOOOOOOHHHHH-OOOOOOOHHHHHHH-I Got A Basset.....
Now THAT was funny. Good job my freind.
Well, if he is going to be a Democrat, I hope you're right and he isn't a moonbat. Still... illegal immigration not important? War in Iraq not important? Hmm... my hopes for him are not high right now.
He fits the mold perfectly
Do you think he might have a fund raiser featuring dwarf tossing?
Charles, stick to bouncing balls, will ya.
"In 2000, Barkley wrote the foreword for Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly's book "The Life of Reilly." In it Barkley quipped, "Of all the people in sports I'd like to throw through a plate glass window, Reilly's not one of them. It's a shame though, skinny white boy looks real aerodynamic."
"Although many fans believed Barkley's candor made him one of the NBA's most lovable players, his behavior occasionally backed up his claims, like in a game in the 1991-92 season where he spat on a 9-year old girl in Philadelphia"
In an interview with ESPN's Trey Wingo on May 3, 2006, Barkley revealed that he has lost approximately $10 million through gambling.
Well, he'll say anything for attention like McCain...and gambles as well as Bill Bennett.
Actually he is right on the money here, these should not be topics for debate since they are all cut and dry, gay marriage is wrong, the war was right, and illegal immigration must stop.
When we take our political stances from the letter behind a name we lose sight of what is right and wrong.
That part is a stone cold lie. He has said he was a Republican in the past, and I know because I heard him say so myself. LOL
Let me guess, his priorities will be free college, low cost housing for all, health care for all........the usual democrat empty rhetoric. And throw in Kyoto too for good measure.
Barkley's a Democrat? Too bad. I always thought he had some brains. Guess not.
I Tivo'ed some late night show with them on a while back; they were all performing in caps and gowns. LOL.
I would love to see him in a debate...
The problem is that he cold probably get elected...being an Auburn grad he will automatically get all of those votes.
Personal experience: Two years I had the opportunity to play golf (if you can call it that) with Charles. First I'm a middle aged white man. Charles was a pure pleasure. Funny, smart, politically informed and knowledgeable, and most of all - honest. The man played by the rules and called penalties on himself throughout the round. "hey I'm taking a drop over here - stroke on me".
I liked him.
Who knows what the future holds - this might be simply a money play for him.
He's smart - no one can convince me otherwise.
Barkley sells out to the slave party, film at 11.
BTW, is he so stupid that he thinks the ALABAMA Democrat Party would nominate a BLACK man for Governor ?