Who is Jimmy McMillan? This is a good question, because I, probably like you, have no idea. What I do know is he made this video to run for the Mayor of New York City, because the rent “is too damn high.”
I also know that I would vote for him based solely on the fact that his hair cut “is too damn fly,” because that is an indisputable fact, politics aside.
And of course, Wikipedia comes to the rescue to answer our question:
James “Jimmy” McMillan III (born December 1, 1946) is an American political activist, perennial candidate, and Vietnam War veteran, as well as a former postal worker and private investigator from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based political party. McMillan has run for office at least six times since 1993, including in the 2010 New York gubernatorial election, on the “Rent Is Too Damn High” line. He declared on December 23, 2010, that he would run in the 2012 U.S. presidential election as a Republican.
Well he’s back at it again, for his probably 7th stab at becoming the governor. So what does this prove? Well it supports the theory that Republicans can be kind of crazy (cough cough, The Tea Party), but this dude is 100% crazy in the best way.