Meet Basil Marceaux, a Republican candidate for governor in Tennessee, who recently introduced himself to the world via a local newscast. Video of his appearance has since gone viral.

Marceaux's brief stump speech resembles a nervous fifth-grader giving an oral book report, but we think his legislative priorities have merit.

Keep reading to check out Marceaux's political coming-out party, including his promises of unfettered gun ownership and renewable energy through vacant lots. Then decide for yourself if he's more sage than he's given credit for.



Marceaux's website is similarly marvelous, with what has to be the best campaign promise we've ever heard: "Make sure that if national insurance is put in place, I will make sure the roots of such bill with not inclued any type measuring of the waist like other counties." [sic]
While that might not have much resonance now, look for it to gain steam as Thanksgiving approaches.

We spoke with Basil this afternoon, and he explained that his viral introduction was the result of nerves, time constraints and the fact that he only has three teeth. He went on to say that he'd "give everyone dental," if elected.

If you like what Basil has to say, you can see him put his best foot forward on his YouTube channel.