Millionaire businessman and one-time Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson announced Monday he plans to run for president. Wilson says he’s running as an anti-tax Democrat and a candidate of the people. And he says those people want honesty and integrity from their elected leaders.
“That’s what they will get with me,” Wilson said at a press conference. “No tricks, no double talk. Just plain talk about our problems, and just plain talk about how we will solve our problems together as a nation.”
When asked why he's running for president instead of a lesser office like alderman or governor, Wilson replied: “why not.”
Watch the press conference.