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Willie Wilson to announce bid for… President?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

* He apparently didn’t get enough of an ego boost out of his mayoral bid…

Wilson to Announce Run for President

Saying he has made up his mind about a possible run for President of the United States, Chicago millionaire businessman Willie Wilson is set to deliver that decision on June 1st.

“This has not been an easy decision for me”, says Wilson. “But I know that it is the right decision.”

Wilson announced earlier in the month that he had launched an exploratory committee that would ultimately advise him on what he should do.

Wilson has made it clear that if he decides to get into the ever-growing field of presidential hopefuls, that he would be “a people’s candidate.”

The former Chicago mayoral candidate says, “The citizens of America want a national agenda that focuses on their needs and improves their lives.”

Wilson will reveal his much-anticipated decision during a Southside news conference on Monday, June 1, 2015.

    WHO: Dr. Willie Wilson

    WHAT: News Conference to announce his decision on a run for President

    WHERE: Chicago Baptist Institute

    5120 South King Drive

    Chicago, Illinois 60615

    WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:03 pm:

    And Tio Hardiman for Vice President! But sadly, the President and Vice President can’t both be from Mars so I guess my dream ticket won’t come to pass.


  2. - Wondering - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:05 pm:

    Huh?


  3. - PMcP - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:12 pm:

    Ugh, why is this happening? This would be on the republican ticket right?


  4. - UIC Guy - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:14 pm:

    Of what? (Snark)


  5. - cover - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:18 pm:

    = he would be “a people’s candidate.” =

    How many? Would it reach triple digits?


  6. - Wordslinger - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:22 pm:

    Cha-ching, Rickey rings up another sale! That must have been a seriously smooth line of sweet-talking.

    Is he going to run in the GOP primaries? Might as well, everyone else is.


  7. - Anonymous - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:27 pm:

    Shucky ducky


  8. - walker - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:39 pm:

    Any local employment opportunities?


  9. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:45 pm:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  10. - john doe - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:49 pm:

    He’s talking about free education for anyone that can’t afford it-must be a democrat.


  11. - Tom K. - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:18 pm:

    I’d vote for him over Hillary. Then again, I’d vote for Mr. Freakin’ Magoo over Hillary.


  12. - Goldwater Republican - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:23 pm:

    he is running as a Dem. announced it a while back.


  13. - Stones - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:25 pm:

    Ridiculous!


  14. - john doe - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:29 pm:

    +I’d vote for him over Hillary. Then again, I’d vote for Mr. Freakin’ Magoo over Hillary.=

    Elmer Fudd sounds good too.


  15. - Pat Paulsen - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 5:01 pm:

    Sounds like a great idea. Wilson is the most articulate and knowledgable man God ever created.


  16. - carbaby - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 5:27 pm:

    This could be a headline from the Onion. However they would have to know who he is for this to be relevant


  17. - Precinct Captain - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 5:30 pm:

    It’s economic stimulus. What a great American!


  18. - Century Club - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 6:04 pm:

    Look, you guys can laugh all you want, but… Oh wait, there’s no second part to that sentence.


  19. - Anonymous - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 6:15 pm:

    Opening act- Adam A. Announcing he is NOT RUNNING FOR DOG CATCHER!!!


  20. - Wensicia - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 6:30 pm:

    He’s considering Evelyn Sanguinetti as his running mate for vice president.


  21. - Levois - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 7:16 pm:

    LOL! WHO!?!?!?!?!


  22. - Levois - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 7:17 pm:

    To revise my remark does anyone outside of the Chicago area know who he is and how does he make up for that fact?


  23. - Wordslinger - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 9:29 pm:

    It’s really not related to this situation, but it reminded me, just because it’s Chicago, of when Harold ran for president as a favorite son in the Illinois Dem primary in 1984.

    Mondale put Harold up to it to stick it to Jesse Sr. And boy, did he ever.

    Win-win for those two. Mondale won the primary, and Harold showed Jesse who had the juice in the city.

    Apropos of nothing, Johnny Toews is the greatest leader in U.S, professional team sports. Unselfish, makes everyone around him better, works both ends of the ice and money when it counts.

    Two Cups, two Olympic gold medals, and he’s just coming into his man-strength. He, Kane and Keith are going to be making us proud for many years to come.

    This Hawks team is this generation’s rock-star MJ/Pippen Bulls. Don’t miss a minute of it.


  24. - Mouthy - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 11:47 pm:

    Seems like everybody wants to be a Harold Stassen these days..


  25. - Rhino Slider - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 12:48 am:

    Where is Jon Cox?


  26. - First Tier - Sunday, May 31, 15 @ 11:06 am:

    As a U.S. citizen he realizes he has a right to run for any office. There are no mandates that you must sound like a Harvard graduate or that you’ve been a career politician. He’s an honorable man who doesn’t believe his humble beginnings should limit him.


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