08 June 2011
Oh My! Just when I was beginning to think the field of Republican presidential candidates was about as crazy as it could get, they go and prove me wrong. The field is about to get a candidate that is so over-the-top that he makes candidates like Santorum, Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann, and Cain look like moderates (and that's damn hard to do).
The site of Religion Dispatches is reporting that Roy Moore (pictured) has formed a presidential exploratory committee and may actually announce his candidacy this Friday when he speaks at the Christian Reconstructionist Institute. That should turn the Republican clown show into a full-blown comedy extravaganza!
You may remember Moore as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who refused to remove a copy of the 10 Commandments from his courthouse when ordered to do so by a federal judge. That little incident got him kicked off the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to obey the Constitution. He then ran for governor of Alabama -- and finished fourth in the Republican primary with about 19% of the vote.
Moore is not just a christian. He believes that American law should be based on the Bible (his own interpretation of the Bible). I doubt that he stands a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting the Republican nomination, but he certainly adds a new level of crazy to the campaign (and I hear he has already been touring Iowa).
The Republican race for the nomination just keeps getting better and better -- for Democrats.
Posted by Ted McLaughlin