'Crazy Man James' Is Heating Up Basil Marceaux's Gubernatorial Race


Tips have been streaming in today to find "America's Next Top Basil Marceaux," and it appears the most worthy contestant just happens to be running against Basil Marceaux himself. "Crazy Man" James Reesor, as he calls himself, is an independent candidate for governor of Tennessee. And he actually has pretty good grammar and is sort of coherent! Look, he actually goes out and campaigns! So who is James Reesor? His Web presence is a rabbit hole of flashing GIFs and swooshing noises, but we'll try to get to the bottom of it.

According to the bio page, Reesor is an oil painter, a cartoonist, a graphic artist, a singer, a musician, a songwriter, a self-published author (look at all these books you can buy!), and a politician. Oh, and a prophet.

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WARNING! Any similarity between me, James Reesor, and John Seigenthaler's TV show guest is purely coincidental. The fake "Reesor" even had the gull to wear a T-shirt with my name on it. I recommend a full investigation by the TBI, FBI, CIA and all women who like to gossip before learning the facts.

Okay? Whatever. Reesor's video editing skills are the best, though perhaps his YouTube account name "GovernorJamesReesor" is a bit presumptuous. Here is awkwardly visiting a newspaper office and scaring people:

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Wait, that is not presumptuous at all! Look at those campaign skillz! Basil Marceaux had better watch his back.

Here's his news page. Could he make a sickly banner for Wonkette and link to us? We hope! Here's the top news / disclaimer / whatever this is:

Avid news hounds have had their thinking twisted by deceptions leading to misconceptions for more than a generation. Satan and his demonic underlings have slowly, but consistently, taken over powerful media empires. Most information being disseminated in this sick world has been corrupted for evil purposes. Honest and factual accounts of current events is seldom made available! You will be amazed at how the same people, places, things and events are portrayed differently. On one side, you will witness clearly stated versions from God's perspective -- while on the other side, Satan's versions will be making you feel crazy.

Right. On behalf of the media, sorry about that, Crazy James.

Oh, be sure to buy his "FAMOUS CAMPAIGN SOUVENIRS."

Finally on his campaign blog, we find some issue positions:

HYPERINFLATION will drastically impact the lives of average Americans in coming months. Devaluation of the dollar will make prices for almost everything unaffordable. The federal government will NOT be there for most of us when disasters strike! Do you have a water well or a well-stocked pantry?

AMERICAN STATES must disengage from federal government entanglements. Survival of citizens will not be possible if we allow our resources to be squandered by DC degenerates! We are fast becoming a “dog-eat-dog” civilization. Do you have a gun to protect your family and home from street thugs?

Democrats and Republicans are not what they pretend to be! The two-party system is a corrupt, media promoted political machine that keeps like-minded idiots in power. Voting for them changes nothing but names and faces. Liars cannot be trusted to honor the ideas, dreams, or heartfelt desires of voters.

As a White Horse Independent gubernatorial candidate, I have been proposing a seven-year transition to cut the size of state government and lower taxes by 30-50 %…disengage from federal entanglements… create a Mind Formation System to educate citizens… and drop two stars from our flag to symbolize unity.

We got work to do!

Yes, we do! Mind Formulation sounds like a promising idea. And the flag this is better and makes more sense than Basil Maraceaux's flag ideas. As for other ideas, the "Ideas" portion of the blog is password protected, so who knows? If you want to know, you can buy them in book form, however.

Perhaps there will be more info on his Twitter account.

It is really difficult to keep up with everything Crazy James does on the Internet. Here is a Huffington Post comment about Alvin Greene:

“Congratulations to South Carolina voters for not letting name recognition or big money spenders get in the way of making the right choice. Any candidate that is legally qualified and capable of getting their name on the ballot should be respected.

Considering that I'm a self-described White Horse Independent gubernatorial candidate wanting to be elected governor of Tennessee on my 72nd birthday -- 2 November 2010 -- reading this story about a 'mystery man' has encouraged me. I shall continue to refuse contributions like he did, use a computer to express myself on the web -- even though he didn't, and hope that a miracle will happen for me, too.

Honest, but poor citizen candidates like myself are hard for media reporters to find without doing a Google search. Not one of my press releases has seen the light of day in Tennessee since 18 May 2008 -- even though I was the first candidate to announce on that date.”

Finally here are some of the many YouTube videos. Here, Reesor goes to his parking-lot campaign event for a speech, but nobody shows up:

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"Crazy Man James invades children's play area at McDonald's." Creepy!

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Here he lets you know who his opponents are. There, look, it's Basil:

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And of course, Talking To Birds And Squirrels.wmv:

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You can spend an entire weekend looking through this stuff. As you should. [Crazy Man James Reesor via Wonkette operative "Christy F."]


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