Who is Roy Moore?
He’s the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who installed a monument of the Ten Commandments into his courthouse. When he was told to remove it, he refused. He was later removed from office — which was good. You don’t want a man to be in charge of enforcing the law when he doesn’t follow the rules himself.
He’s back and he’s going to run for governor in 2010.
Moore told the Associated Press that he plans to announce his decision June 1. That’s when he could start raising money for the Republican primary in June 2010.
“Right now I’m very inclined to enter. I feel there is a need, and I feel I’m well qualified for the position,” he said.
Moore, 62, garnered just 33 percent of the GOP primary vote when he ran against Gov. Bob Riley in 2006. But Riley can’t run again in 2010.
Surely, he’ll appeal to the Sarah Palin crowd. Political moderates? Not so much. I wonder how many non-Christians he can win over. And whether that will even matter in a place like Alabama where non-Christians aren’t a sizable portion of the voters.
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