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Naked Cowboy Announces Run for President

By DNAinfo Staff on September 30, 2010 12:35pm  | Updated on September 30, 2010 3:03pm

By Jennifer Glickel

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

TIMES SQUARE — After a short-lived run for mayor of New York last year, the Naked Cowboy is setting his political sights much higher — and has announced his candidacy for U.S. president in the 2012 election.

Calling himself "a testament to America's promise of individual liberty" and "an American success story" in a statement announcing his candidacy, the Naked Cowboy, whose real name is Robert Burck, told TMZ that he plans to run on a strong conservative platform of fiscal responsibility, anti-immigration, and limited government.

"Obama's going down," Burck told the website.

Burke put on a full suit and cut off his long blond locks to get serious about running for office.

Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, announced his candidacy for president of the U.S. recently.
Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, announced his candidacy for president of the U.S. recently.
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"I look a lot younger and better looking with short hair, so again, I ran for the Mayor's office in my underwear and that was kind of funny and appropriate to New York, but I didn't have the level of maturity and seriousness about it to do it, so I'm going to take this to a whole new level," the Cowboy told TMZ.

"It's going to be incredible," Burck said of his bid for president.

"I'm going to blow your minds."

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