Speculation has been that the opportunist who made a name for himself by stationing a huge granite monument to the Ten Commandments in the foyer of the Alabama judiciary building is preparing for an eventual gubernatorial run. Now, the far Right is encouraging him to seek another office - the Presidency. Right Wing redoubt WorldNetDaily.com. has looked into the matter.
Ousted Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is focused on trying to get his job back but will not rule out a third-party run for the presidency that could threaten President Bush's re-election chances.
At a recent speaking engagement, the man who became famous for his defense of a Ten Commandments monument was asked during a question-and-answer session whether he would run for president, reported Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund.
"Not right now," Moore said, according to Fund, who noted Moore's friends say he is undecided about whether to run for president or to wait two years and seek Alabama's governorship.
Moore most recently claimed the spotlight at a gathering of influential supporters of the religious Right in Atlanta.
About 700 conservative Christians gathered at an Atlanta church yesterday for a rally that included Governor [Sonny] Perdue, former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and three Georgia Republicans vying for a U-S Senate seat.
The Christian Coalition's 2004 Family and Freedom Kickoff was held at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
Members of the coalition — considered some of the G-O-P's most loyal and active voters — listened to speeches supporting the war on terrorism, advocating a ban on gay marriage and pushing the public display of the Ten Commandments.
If Moore can sway enough supporters of the Republicans toward a third-party candidacy, he will have achieved a feat not accomplished since some Christian conservatives defected to multimillionaire Ross Perot's ill-fated campaign in 1992.