New York’s ‘Naked Cowboy’ to contest presidential election

October 5th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Oct 5 (IANS) New York’s popular ‘Naked Cowboy’ Robert John Burck who plays the guitar and wears nothing more than his boots, hat and briefs to entertain people in Times Square has announced his plans to contest the 2012 US presidential election, a media report said.

Burck is a well-known attraction in the Times Square area.

“America needs a president who believes in America. America needs a president who will stand up for America and protect its language, its borders, and most importantly, its culture,” New York Post quoted Burck as saying in a statement Monday.

Burck invited members of the press to the official announcement of his presidential run last Wednesday.

“America, I will fight to give the power back to the people. My entire platform and all of my policies and decisions will be organised so as to achieve a much smaller, fiscally responsible, decentralized federal government,” added the 39-year-old, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Cincinnati.

In July 2009, Burck challenged Mayor Michael Bloomberg in that year’s election for mayor of New York City. He withdrew from the race a couple of months later, saying there was too much red-tape involved.

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