McCotter enters race to be U.S. president
July 2nd, 2011
09:26 PM ET
3 years ago

McCotter enters race to be U.S. president

(CNN) - Vowing to "restructure the government," Congressman Thad McCotter formally announced his candidacy for president at a festival in his home state of Michigan Saturday.

The conservative, guitar-playing five-term congressman is the tenth Republican and third member of the U.S. House of Representatives to enter the race. He is considered a long-shot candidate by party insiders.

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  1. Vic of New York

    "Here come the Clowns, Let the Clowns Come In"...... Oh yes the Repugnican Party has become a real circus....

    July 2, 2011 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. jc israel

    The weak republican presidential field just gained another weak presidential prospect.Maybe every single repub congressman could throw his hat in the ring, maybe then these clowns might come up with somebody interesting.

    July 2, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  3. bob

    ha,. ha, ha. It just continues to get more hilarious by the minute.

    July 2, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  4. Leon Long

    I keep hearing all this talk, and seeing all these polls, about how many Americans aren't familiar with Tim Pawlenty, or Jon Huntsman, and I say, to myself, How can you not know who these people are? But "Thad McCotter"...? haha What? Who the heck IS this guy? I'm no political genious, but if I've never heard of you, you ain't getting elected to the presidency. He'll serve the same purpose as every other Republican candidate which is to further split the GOP voters. Perry would steal Bachmann's thunder, who has already stolen Palin's, and Palin stole Romney's thunder in 2008, but who cares about Romney when there's Huntsman, Santorum and Paul? See a pattern, here? Not only do nearly all of these candidates have the same plan for this great country, they all have one other thing in common – They'll lose because the majority of Americans do not want a conservative in the White House. They can repeat 2010 all they want, but George W. Bush has forever turned the world off to American conservatism.

    July 3, 2011 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
  5. chris

    Anybody but obama. this guy because he is of color thinks he can do as he well pleases then have his clowns call racism . screw you for putting your crap policies in place by using fear tactics. oh we better get this done or were in big trouble! all of your so called work is made up of bribes and golf course thought deals cause even your paranoid about being over heard by the hidden white house microphones. That place makes casinos look like a tree fort. the real conservative talk hosts got their eye on you and they tell it how wrong your way of thinking is for OUR country. go back to whatever shit third world you came from, nobody knows for sure, real americans dont want you here!

    July 3, 2011 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  6. diridi

    I will be this bald head dude's VP.....

    July 3, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |