Sunday, April 21, 2024

Robert Kennedy Jr. Will Run as Independent Candidate After Lying to Vanity Fair That He Wouldn’t


Robert Kennedy Jr. is going to run as independent candidate for president. It’s a folly from nutjob but that’s his problem.

More importantly, he lied through his teeth this summer to Vanity Fair writer Joe Hagan, who has an award winning piece of journalism online right now.

Kennedy told Hagan:

“Even if I was going to run as a third-party candidate, which I’m not, I would probably take more votes from Trump than I would from Democrats.”

So much for that.

Look, we have enough problems with Donald Trump. Kennedy is a conspiracy theorist who’s used all the far right people on Fox News and the other wackadoodle channels to convey his crazy ideas. He’s also a well known philanderer. The New York Post once published his sex diary, kept during his second marriage. That wife killed herself in their barn very flamboyantly. She was sending a message.

Kennedy is very busy doing push ups on social media, as if that meant something. It just means he can do push ups. He trades on his father and uncle in his posts, as if they would approve of his candidacy. They would not. Joe Biden should certainly give him protection, however, so he’ll shut up about being assassinated. But no one will debate him if he’s an independent, and that’s just fine. He can talk to himself.

PS The picture at right is of Mary Richardson Kennedy. She’s dead.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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