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Jimmy McMillan's Presidential Ambition Too Damn High?

Jimmy Mcmillan

First Posted: 12/23/10 02:35 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Try these few words on for size: President Jimmy McMillan.

Really rolls off the tongue, huh? Well the former gubernatorial candidate and internet meme has declared interest in pursuing the gig.

McMillan, a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama, issued a more concerned tone on online show "Revolution Radio":

"I know Barack Obama is an Internet hog. I know he knows that I am out there. But what he hasn't heard yet is that Jimmy McMillan is running for President of the United States of America."

"If you don't do your job right, I am coming at you," he vowed.

Jimmy McMillan's energetic stage presence at the sole gubernatorial debate in New York this year earned him praise, and his signature catch phrase became a calling card for those who were fed up with New York's high rent.

In the end, McMillan received 40,000 votes, released a full-length R&B album and was made into a toy doll, too. But obviously for Jimmy Mcmillan, all of that is not enough.

The Daily News notes that McMillan will register as a Republican to avoid a primary against Obama. Which is not to say that he's afraid. "I can sit here and say how to control the country in 30 seconds, and they can't say it in 30 years," he said.

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Filed by Jonah Green  |