Jewish Journal

Ten Commandments judge, Roy Moore, exploring presidential run

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 30, 2011 | 7:40 pm

No joke:

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who garnered attention and lost his job after building a Ten Commandments monument outside Alabama’s judicial building, is considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination, his top aide confirmed to CNN.

Moore plans to announce in mid-April that he is setting up a presidential exploratory committee, the aide, Zachery Michael told CNN.

Moore will potentially seek the nomination because “we’ve seen the same type of politician running for president - the elitist type,” Michael said. “What sets him a part is he can connect to all Americans and has an idea of what Americans are going through. We are seeing the same types of people run and we aren’t getting anywhere.”

That’s from the self-proclaimed most trusted name in news, which, surprisingly, is not The Onion. (It is, in fact, Fox.) And as if Alabama wasn’t already contributing enough wackiness to the 2012 presidential field, Roy Moore thinks he got game.

The story goes on to mention why everyone knows Moore’s name. In case you need a refresher, Moore was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court after he defied a federal judge’s orders to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the courthouse steps. It was a big deal, and after losing his job as a jurist, Moore tried running for governor, but lost the Republican nomination.

I certainly like Moore better than Sarah Palin, and probably more than Mike Huckabee. But there have got to be better options for the Republican party.

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