Ron Ramsey embarrasses Tennessee with his "Islam is a cult" stupidity and still manages to not be the craziest candidate running. No, that dubious distinction goes to Basil Marceaux, now riding high on some national attention courtesy of The Colbert Report:
I saw that Basil Marceaux clip last week when someone posted it on Twitter and thought it was hilarious and sad all at the same time. I just wanted to say, "well bless his heart."
Thankfully Colbert got one thing wrong: Ramsey isn't anything close to the "clear favorite" in the primary; every survey I've seen has him ranked a distant third. Marceaux is the crackpot candidate that I suppose every race draws. Hey, buck up Tennessee, there are wackos and weirdos everywhere, right?
But pssst ... please don't tell the folks at Colbert Nation about perpetual candidate Vijay Kumar!