Barkley Says He's Running For Governor In 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

With all of the time he's spent in and around the presidential campaign this past year, you knew it was just a matter of time. On CNN last night, Charles Barkley told Campbell Brown that he was indeed running for office in 2014 in the state of Alabama. Via The Hill....

"I plan on it in 2014," Barkley told CNN's Campbell Brown on Monday.

When asked if he was serious, the former Philadelphia 76er said, "I am, I can't screw up Alabama."

He added that his native state could only improve. "We are number 48 in everything and Arkansas and Mississippi aren't going anywhere," Barkley said.

He said that his top priority as governor would be education. "The public school system in this country is the worst it has ever been and what that does is that hurts crime, it hurts the judicial system," he said. "You know if you don't give people education and hope, they become criminals. They get involved in drugs. So we have got to fix the public school system."
Well you can't say he's wrong about that. I'd hate to see him leave TNT for office, but if that's what his ultimate goal is, you can't really stand in his way if he wants to serve his home state. I still think that he doesn't know exactly what he's getting into, but with the right people around him, hopefully he can do some good in Alabama.

Charles Barkley To Run For Alabama Governor in 2014 (The Hill)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:05 AM


He's been saying this for years. This reminds me of when Hulk Hogan said he was running for president.

GMoney said...
Oct 28, 2008, 10:53:00 AM  

with all of his gambling baggage there is no way in hell he gets elected. The political machine (or in Alabama its probably more like a political tractor or still) will destroy him and expose anything he has in his past. He wont even make it to nomination.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

thanks for the 6 year warning. jezus! He'll lose his pants in a poker game to jordan by then.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 3:46:00 PM  

He has absolutely zero chance. At one time he presented himself as an outsider like Ventura. Now he's entrenched into a major political party with powerful D.C. insiders. He's killed his entire appeal.

Zabka said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

If he's sincere, then he should lend his name/efforts to a specific education reformation program...but Governor?? yeah, right. Not only would he never win, he doesn't even know that he would HATE the job he's vying for. Tedium, tedium, budget meeting where you don't know what the fuck they're talking about, tedium, muzzle implant by "handlers", tedium, resentment, no Vegas, no racism, no fun, tedium. Chuck, stick with the NBA and choose a cause, you can do alot of good.

Unknown said...
Oct 30, 2008, 4:29:00 AM  

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