The Candidate

Some candidates have trouble figuring out what to say to make themselves unique. Basil Marceaux has no such problem.

Basil Marceaux says he’s pleased with the national attention he’s getting for his Republican

gubernatorial bid in Tennessee, even if the coverage has largely mocked the perennial candidate.

The 59-year-old entrepreneur from Soddy-Daisy’s rambling one-minute candidate statement broadcast on Nashville’s WSMV-TV quickly became in Internet hit. The video has since been featured on shows ranging from Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” on MSNBC to Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report.”