Why not? It’s a free country.
The Naked Cowboy, as you probably know, generally hangs out in Times Square playing a guitar while wearing only briefs, boots and a cowboy hat. He has also appeared here two or three times, once when he sued the company that makes M&Ms (they dressed M&Ms up the same way), and more recently because of a cease-and-desist letter he sent to the Naked Cowgirl. Last week, he held a press conference (also in Times Square) to announce he had decided to run for president.
The Cowboy, also known as Robert Burck, said that he was a member of (can you guess?) the Tea Party movement, and had registered as a Republican in Ohio. He said he was running “in defense of individual liberty” and supported tax cuts, free markets, immigration reform, and a number of other disappointingly serious-sounding issues.
(h/t to those wonderful folk over at Lowering the Bar who keep us smiling)
- “Naked Cowboy” Announces Presidential Bid (loweringthebar.net)
- Naked Cowboy Running For President (popcrunch.com)
- ‘Naked Cowboy’ plans to announce presidential run (ctv.ca)
- Naked Cowboy Tea Party Presidential Bid (politics.ie)
- Town to Naked Cowboy: Put on some clothes! (today.msnbc.msn.com)