Rep. Peter King Running For President For Some Reason
New York Congressman Peter King, who may be one of the most hawkish members of the House GOP Caucus, has said he’s running for President:
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is running for president.
In a radio interview this week, the Republican lawmaker told a New Hampshire station that he was in the state “because right now I’m running for president,” according to The New York Daily News.
The visit was King’s second of four trips to the traditional home of the nation’s first presidential primary.
The announcement makes King the first Republican to officially declare their intentions to run for president in 2016.
King is serving his 11th term in the house. Over the years he has been a vocal member of his party at times, especially on foreign policy issues.
However, he has also sparred with Republican leaders on gun control and emergency aid after Hurricane Sandy.
He is likely to garner less name recognition than more notable possible Republican presidential contenders including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rand Paul (Ky.)
Likely? I’d say it’s pretty much guaranteed.
Well, I’m sure he has the Muslim vote all locked up.
Grifter gonna grift…
I wonder how our “special relationship” with the Brits will be affected by having a guy run for President who supported a designated terrorist group, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, which tried to kill then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
That’s it, we have a winner!
Look at it this way – at least it’s not Steve King or Don King, although I have to admit, Don King is the least sleazy of the Kings.
What does “right now” mean? This week only? Only when he’s in NH? Tuesdays and Thursdays? Doesn’t sound like he’s very serious. Apparently pretending to run for prez pays well.
Ancient Chinese proverb – “Filling a clown car begins with but a single clown.”
Don’t EVER post anything like that again when I’m drinking orange juice. 😀
Peter King has volunteered to be the Thaddeus McCotter of 2016
Someone mentioned Alan King and this schmuck stood up.
His campaign slogan: I’m completely opposed to all terrorism, except that committed by people to whom I might be distantly related, in which case I raise money for the terrorists. But it’s okay because they’re Christian!
@al-Ameda: Don’t forget the other Peter King, sportswriter for Sports Illustrated.
I’d be curious if you could quantify the pay-off that would result from his running.
By that I mean how much is he going to make in speeches, articles, fund raising that wouldn’t have happened if he wasn’t running?
One thing that seems consistent with these guys – there’s always a pot of gold at the end of the conservative rainbow.
Steve King and Peter King vs. B.B. King and Albert King. Come on, SuperD, tell me again how white people are smarter.
Well we did have Stevie Ray Vaughn for a while…
Also, don’t ever forget Bernard King – for about 2 years, a case could be made that he was the best player in the NBA, certainly the best small forward.
I’d vote for Bernard King.
Burger King…He has a Whopper!
King Curtis – Soul Serenade was a classic.
By the way, The Allman Brothers did a great, great cover of that one on their “Live at Fillmore East” album.
Wow, guess Republicans aren’t use the whole “palling around with Terrorists” smear anymore huh?
I would like to see both Representatives KIng run. Together they would be a perfect summation of the GOP base.
I met Albert King once. If you added the cool factor of every single Republican in America up, it would not equal what he had going.
Not sure what that might be…
It ain’t much…