Checkmate: Sharpton may run

What was undoubtedly the most vocal and arguably most hilarious Democrat in the 2004 debates is returning for round 2. (Que the Sharpton category, I anticipate many a YouTube moment)

According to Fox News:

NEW YORK — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Monday he is seriously considering a run for president.

“I don’t hear any reason not to,” Sharpton, 52, said in an interview during an urban affairs conference sponsored by another civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

“If we’re talking about the urban agenda, can you tell me anybody else in the field who’s representing that right now?” Sharpton asked. “We clearly have a reason to run, and whether we do it or not we’ll see over the next couple of months.”

Sharpton mounted a long-shot bid for the White House in 2004, in which his wit and fiery denunciation of President Bush often enlivened Democratic primary debates. He dropped out of the race after losing several state primaries and endorsed the eventual nominee, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

I am giddy with anticipation of his ridiculous statements during the upcoming debate season.

Gems from 2004 like this one are sure to come:

SHARPTON: I’ve said to voters around the country that with me you can’t lose. We can’t get enough to win, but the least we can get is a enough delegates to where we can make our issues become centerpiece issues to be addressed in these 2004 elections.

Bless that man, he is a national treasure of sound bytes.