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Charles Barkley -- Screw Politics ... I'm Out!

1/26/2011 7:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Barkley -- who famously announced his intention to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014 -- says he's officially abandoned his plans to run because politics are a "bad business right now."

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As you may recall, Barkley told CNN's Campbell Brown that he was "serious" about his plans to run for public office ... but last night in NY, the Round Mound of Rebound explained, "politics are not a lot of fun right now."

Vegas, on the other hand -- Chuck is always down for Sin City!


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jr70895    

Translation: I know I will lose if I run for political office

1180 days ago
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soulofanangel    


BARKLEY, you out because it involves W O R K ????

1180 days ago
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andy    

" Chuck is always down for Sin City! "

Ummmm , . . . who isn't ?!?!?!?!

1180 days ago
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volvonut84    

What...no free kronick?

1180 days ago
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Kari    

These comments are all exactly what I was thinking---the guy could never win anyway. I think America will do just fine without you, Charles.

1180 days ago
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L    

Charles Barkley is an effing moron in general!

1180 days ago
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Santa    

Your a fat slob who has a big mouth. Nobody would vote for a loser like you. Not even your "brothers." Hope you enjoyed your 15 min. brother.

1180 days ago
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Truth    

STFU!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO EFFING ANNOYING THIS DOUCHE. IQ IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. THIS MORON IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH JESSE JACKSON AND SPIKE LEE WITH REGARDS TO REVERSE RACISM.

1180 days ago
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Wishes    

Barkley is one of the dumbest men - his IQ mus be in the single digits. He could NEVER win - could you imagine all the mud-slinging from his opponents? Barkley's crude and vulgar past will haunt him the rest of his days. He's a pig, and no one likes the thought of him in politics!

1180 days ago
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Mikey    

Obama has ruined it for all blacks. Pretty soon blacks won't be trusted to be NFL quarterbacks.

1180 days ago
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Wishes    

Barkley is a racist and a hater. Yet as much as he hates white peeps, he has been married to a white woman for 25 years!!!

1180 days ago
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Wishes    

Obama has ruined it for all blacks. Pretty soon blacks won't be trusted to be NFL quarterbacks.

Posted at 3:42 PM on Jan 26, 2011 by Mikey


Hilarious, and so true!!

1180 days ago
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Jack    

Politics is easy Chuck, just spend money like there is no tomorrow. Kick the can down the road till eventually the can is so big it breaks your foot. You're a big guy, politics could use you because the can is gettin' mighty big, just ask Obama our fearless spender.

1180 days ago
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Wishes    

Barkley says that "politics are not a lot of fun right now" - dumb jerk, you only wanted to be in politics "for fun?"

I think he knows that his illicit sexual affairs would be blasted all over the place if he ran for office. His pitiful, beautiful, white wife would go thru Hell again.

1180 days ago
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Sincerity    

Charles Barkley probably figured out how much of his "OWN MONEY" he would have to spend in order to run for political office and decided to bow out because he wouldn't win. Sir Charles is a "gambling man" and the odds simply weren't in his favor. He probably feels his chances of winning the lottery are much better. Furthermore, he probably didn't want to make significant changes in his lifestyle in order to assume a public office. It would have required too much dedication, hard work and intellectual focus on his part. He would have been bored to death!!! Not worth the sacrifice!!! I can respect a man who understands his limitations.

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