*Jimmy McMillan, the New York City resident who segued into politics in 2010 by running for governor using the impassioned campaign theme that proclaimed, “the¬†rent is too damn high,” says he’s done.
He is set to retire from politics and his reasons are rather sad. He feels the voters have been “totally brainwashed” and cites a lack of support for his Agenda.
He also¬†criticized elected officials for not securing rent reduction for city residents.
In 2010, McMillan secured 41,000 votes out of more than¬†4 million cast in the gubernatorial race that year. And he also ran for mayor.
At this point I must say, I wonder if this lack of support stems from the public being as confused as I was about his “agenda.” I mean, I know what he said¬†– “the rent is too damn high” – and I even agree.
But what was his¬†Agenda¬†again?
Nevertheless, Mr. McMillan says he’s had it. He has even put the¬†Rent Is Too Damn High Party up for sale,¬† “trademark and all.”
But as the saying goes, “every goodbye ain’t gone.” According to implied remarks by his attorney, we may be seeing Mr. McMillan as he takes his show on the road, so to speak.
Vincent Imbesi says his client hopes to gain financially by stepping away from his one-man political party…The one that’s up for sale.
Good luck to you, sir.