November 5, 2010
The results for the NY state governors race were not much of a surprise: 2.6 million votes for Andrew Cuomo and 1.4 million votes for nutter Carl Palladino. But Jimmy McMillan of the wacky "Rent Is 2 Damn High" Party nearly quadrupled his total from the 2006 election. In that year, he received about 14,000 votes whereas this year, due to his inclusion in the gubernatorial televised debate and the national press that ensued, he hit nearly 40,000 votes.
This apparently is enough encouragement to keep Jimmy going as he plans to keeps running in the future. Next up is the NYC mayoral race in 2013. In fact, realizing his simple platform has national relevance given the hard times all around, Jimmy has even been encouraged to run for President. However, he says he won't do that just now because he likes President Obama too much. So while the rent may be high, Jimmy's ego is through the roof.