(photo credit: From www.nakedcowboy.com)
NEW YORK — New York City's most famous cowboy has been seized by naked ambition.
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Robert Burck, known far and wide as the Naked Cowboy, intends to announce on Wednesday that he plans to enter the 2012 presidential race.
Burck is a tourist attraction known for strumming his guitar in Times Square while wearing only white underwear, boots and a cowboy hat.
It's not his first time around the political block.
Burck had barely entered the mayoral race when he dropped out in 2009, complaining about the amount of bureaucracy involved.
On Monday, real estate magnate Donald Trump denied sending a poll to New Hampshire residents about a possible run for the Republican nomination
, but in a Monday interview with Time
magazine, he sounded like a candidate.
The survey asked New Hampshire residents 30 questions about Trump, his
past donations to Democrats, and his reality TV show, and whether they
would hurt or help him in a possible political campaign.
"I've never had any interest [in running for office] before," Trump
explained. "If I ever did, this would be the time...because we've never
had a country that's sunk and that's gone to levels as low as it is
right now. We're getting that inferiority complex, which we've never
"If I were interested, I'd be a Republican," the real estate developer
told Time. "They have a chance to make a big difference [after the
midterms]. The last time, they blew it."