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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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16.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Barkley couldn't run a New York hot dog stand let alone a state!

1178 days ago
17.

reynosa98    

That's just turrble,turrble...

1178 days ago
18.

growup    

can you blame him? it costs a gazillion dollars to run and the media rips your good name to schreds if they don't like your politics.

1178 days ago
19.

Hisjules    

test

1178 days ago
20.

Rodney    

I thought he wanted to improve the life of his fellow citizens in Alabama. Its about sacrifice and SERVICE..

NOT BUSINESS

IDOIT!!!!

1178 days ago
21.

Rich     

Let's be honest...this man has not a brain to help to anyone. His choice to not get involved must have come from a buddy much wiser then he.

1178 days ago
22.

geowhiz    

Charles Barkley for President!!!

1178 days ago
23.

MP    

What a dope. Politics aren't supposed to be fun. He doesn't seem intelligent enough to run a state anyway.

1178 days ago
24.

Phil     

Barkley knows he would get his ass handed to him. He would get beat like a rented mule!!!!

1178 days ago
25.

Trisha    

No one cares what this racist Barkley has to say.

1178 days ago
26.

Dnice    

Charles is smarter than anyone would ever give him credit for. Why jump into something that you may not be ready for? Does anyone wish to ruin their chances when pursuing their field of choice? Then, please give Charles Barkley the credit he deserves for reassessing the situation of whether to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014. As you grow, you change your mind. I continue to change my mind as I believe you all have too.

1178 days ago
27.

Rachel Rothechild    

He has decided that his days of grabbing ankles are over.

1178 days ago
28.

Shaka    

Who know that a black president would get so many of you white dudes panties in a twist. Get over yourselves already. Your leaders really are not that great.

1177 days ago
29.

Chris    

Now that the president he voted for turned out to be such a miserable failure, running for office would make him look like even more of a fool.

1177 days ago
30.

Greg    

Damn...You guy's with these hateful comments type very well with "White Sheets" over your head...

1177 days ago
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