Round Mound of Rebound Sounds Off: Charles Barkley Knows His Stuff

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Former NBA star and current TV personality Charles Barkley has talked about running for governor of Alabama in the past, and all previous indications were that he leaned right. It appears the events of the last five or six years have really changed him. He’s knowledgeable, insightful, and sounds an awful lot like John Edwards in this interview with, of all places, The New Republic.

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