Via David Freddoso, every minute of Harley Brown is worth watching, but if you’re too lazy to skip around, at least watch the bit that begins at 19:40 and his closing statement at 52:20, when he reveals that God has indeed ordained that he’ll occupy the Oval Office someday. It’s not that far-fetched, really. As I recall, Lincoln wore biker gear throughout his debates with Stephen Douglas and also had a master’s degree in “raising hell.”
Believe it or not, there is a brilliant strategy at work here. But it’s not Brown’s.
Idaho Republican Gov. Butch Otter (no relation) is facing a primary challenge this year from Russ Fulcher, a conservative state senator. Idaho is a really conservative place and Otter has angered his party’s base by supporting the Common Core math and science standards, so the incumbent isn’t taking any chances. When it came time for Otter and Fulcher to debate, the governor insisted on opening up the floor. He argued that all candidates should be allowed on stage, which sounds nice and democratic in theory, but in practice meant that Fulcher had to split time with two people who will never be governor—also-rans Haley Brown and Walt Bayes.
Otter wanted the debate to be a circus, knowing that most of the coverage the next day would be about Brown and the Jasper Beardly to his left, not Fulcher. Right now, Jeb Bush and all the other “safe” establishment choices for 2016 are watching this clip and having the very same thought about the upcoming GOP debates: Alex Jones, moderator.
Exit question: Brown would probably stand a chance in Minnesota, wouldn’t he? (Sorry, Ed.)
Update (Ed): It’s bad enough that you got to the video of the greatest political speech ever before I did. Now you have to insult the voters of my state by reminding us of … well … ourselves. Dagnabbit. Of course, I’m not sure that even Jesse Ventura ran this far off the rails:
“A substantial portion of my political campaign is campaigning against political correctness,” Harley boasted, noting that he included motorcyclists and Irishmen in the jokes. “I like blue collar values…I hit everybody. Jews, Polish people, Irish, Italians, religious jokes, and black jokes. And by the way, my wife screened that, and we took the real hardcore zingers out.”
“I’m about as politically correct as your proverbially turd in the punchbowl,” Harley continued. “I’m going for the vote of the real people out there, not these bondage types, people who don’t have a clue about picking up strangers at night and hauling them off god knows where. Try that for a while.”
Be sure to follow the link to get a taste of Harley Brown’s Poetry Corner.