The Rent Is TOO DAMN HIGH- Jimmy McMillan
Take a second from your very busy, homework-packed day and check out this clip of politics and the freedom of speech at its finest.
His name is Jimmy McMillan and he’s currently running for Governor of New York. In regards to his political affiliation, he is neither Republican, nor Democrat. He is not registered as a member of the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, or The Working Families Party.
Jimmy McMillan is the front-runner candidate for the “RENT IS 2 DAMN HIGH” Party.
Yes, it is actually spelled with the numeral 2. Here is an official ballot to prove it…
Jimmy McMillan, a dark horse candidate for the New York Gubernatorial position, appeals his political agenda to the 5 boroughs of New York. He does so by using this simple ideology: “The rent is too damn high”. Along with his political stance, McMillan’s campaigning tactics are equally interesting. The Rent Is Too Damn High Party has tailored its argument towards the lower-income areas of New York, while ignoring Upstate New York all together. This, McMillan says, “reflects the need for action where action is needed most.”
In addition to the rent, McMillan is very liberal in terms of his position on gay marriage and various other social issues. This reflects his extreme democrat background, which he used to run for governor of New York in 1996. Since then, McMillan has fractured off from the traditional party and created his own political affiliation.
McMillan’s credentials are both random and scattered throughout his life. McMillan served in Vietnam from 1966-1968. During his term of duty, he earned 3 Bronze Stars. In addition to his military background, McMillan also has a black belt in karate.
Unfortunately for the RENT IS 2 DAMN HIGH party, McMillan has little political experience. The highlight of his political career appears to be his journey on foot from Brooklyn, NY to Buffalo, NY and back. McMillan used this walk to accent his passion for the state of New York and his unusually brand of politics.
Though he lacks any shot of getting elected, McMillan’s stand is a refreshing one. While McMillan’s platform is both uneducated and inexperienced, it serves as a reminder that our government is a representative one; Both the legislative and executive branch should hold the best interest of the people in mind. (sound familiar?)
For now, McMillan’s political destiny is yet to be seen. However, one thing is certain. In the 5 boroughs of New York, much like everywhere else in the country, the rent is too damn high.
If you wish to learn more about Jimmy McMillan, check out his website here: http://www.rentistoodamnhigh.org/