You know that guy who walks around Times Square in his tightie-whities, shaded by a cowboy hat, plucking his bulge-covering acoustic guitar, and posing with tourists? Well apparently he’s running for President of the United States as a member of the Tea Party. The Cowboy, whose real name is Robert John Burck, held a press conference in Times Square yesterday to announce his candidacy.
Burck wore a suit, bashed Obama, and complained about welfare, health care, and immigration. Then reporters made underwear jokes and Burck didn’t laugh. The whole thing is absolutely bizarre, but I think it might be the best thing that’s happened yet with regards to the Tea Party. If the Tea Party endorses this joke of a person as their 2012 presidential candidate it will only further de-legitimize them, especially because the morality of being a naked cowboy doesn’t seem to mesh with The Tea Party’s politics. But even if they don’t endorse him, he’ll still be there to embarrass them. Hopefully he won’t catch pneumonia before election season. Video of the press conference below.