Just when you thought the presidential race's clown car couldn’t get any fuller, Terry Jones — the Koran-burning preacher from Florida — says he’s running for President of the United States. Yes, this United States.
Hey, if religious wackos like Michele Bachman and Frothy Santorum can run, why not Jones? My guess is that he’s pulling a Gingrich and using his bogus “presidential” run to make money. Maybe a job as a Fox News commentator is Jones’ goal, since that’s where Mike Huckabee and Caribou Barbie landed after their electoral losses.
What’s interesting is that Jones’ campaign platform doesn’t include any anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in fact would hardly stand out in a crowd of GOP platforms. He wants to cut spending, balance the budget, reduce military spending (ooh, ol’ Terry’s got a libertarian streak), deport all undocumented immigrants, cut corporate taxes, and reduce bureaucracy. What, nothing about the evil, imminent threat of Sharia law being imposed on America? If Terry Jones wants to garner right-wing support, he’s obviously gonna have to truer to his inner nutcase.