The Tennessee governor's race is certainly getting its share of national attention, but it's questionable that's a good thing. Zach Wamp says we may have to secede. Ron Ramsey says Muslims may be members of a cult. Then there is Basil Marceaux.
A Nashville television station gave each of the gubernatorial candidates a few minutes to state their case on why they should be governor. The previously unknown minor candidate's rambling take on governance and the law went straight to YouTube and became viral at the speed of pixels. After late-night jokes and an extended take on the Colbert Report, Marceaux went live Monday night on the Jimmy Kimmel show on ABC.
If you sat through a 50-minute debrief on the Bachelorette you got to see Marceaux explain his platform. No gun permits needed, if you don't carry one it's a $10 fine. The 14th Amendment says you are breaking the law if you violate the constitution, which, if we understand his complex thinking, means state laws are null and void and you are immune from prosecution.
Kimmel suggested that if Marceaux doesn't win in Tennessee he should move to California and straighten out that state. Marceaux said he is willing to serve as governor of any state that will elect him. He is continuing to campaign, though he is playing hurt. He explained to Kimmel that the wound on his hand was a grease burn because he bought some cheap sausage. (Write-up courtesy of Frank Cagle.)