Generally, when someone loses their job for refusing to follow a federal judge’s order, it is safe to assume that any dreams for a future political career they may have once held are probably shot, especially after attempts to build a political career on the notoriety gained in losing their job has already failed once.
But Roy Moore has never been particularly predictable and so that is why he seriously contemplating another run for Governor in Alabama:
Alabama’s Ten Commandments judge, Roy Moore, says he’s “very inclined” to make another race for governor next year.
Moore, a Republican, said he plans to announce a decision June 1, which coincides with when candidates can start raising money for the Republican primary in June 2010.
“Right now I’m very inclined to enter. I feel there is a need, and I feel I’m well qualified for the position,” he said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Moore, 62, ran for governor against Republican incumbent Bob Riley in 2006, pulling only 33 percent of the vote in the GOP primary.
In his last effort, Moore was hampered by his refusal to accept any donations from political action committee, and has decided that this time around he will accept them, he says, unless they represent “something that I can’t at all agree with.” But that seems to be about the only change Moore is planning on making as he seems to think that his failed 2006 platform is just fine and will be the key to victory this time around:
Moore still has copies of his 2006 campaign brochure in his Montgomery office and he says the issues he talked about then are still pertinent for 2010: stopping legislators from holding two state jobs, limiting legislators to three consecutive terms in the same office, ending annual property tax reappraisals and opposing gambling and same-sex marriages.
“The issues don’t change that much,” Moore said.