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‘Naked cowboy’ announces run for President

By AFP
October 5, 2010

John Burck,aka the 'Naked Cowboy' in Times Square (AFP Photo)

Watch out, Sarah Palin. There’s a new conservative in town, and he’s (nearly) naked and gunning for the White House.

The Naked Cowboy, a strapping guitar player and Times Square fixture known for busking in his briefs, 10-gallon hat and boots, says he will be donning a normal outfit on his next adventure: a run for the White House.

Robert John Burck, on his website nakedcowboy.com, has put the word out that he will be jumping in to the 2012 US presidential race.

“America needs a president who believes in America. (…) America, I will fight to give the power back to the people,” Burck, a 40-year-old conservative, says on his website.

“America needs a president who will stand up for America and protect its language, its borders, and most importantly, its culture. What American’s need is a president who seeks to empower the people and to allow the free market to determine value, not a president intent on empowering government and misappropriating the resources of the productive class.”

The cowboy unsuccessfully ran for mayor of New York in 2009.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press

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