- The Washington Times
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Something you’ll never see at a Democrat or Republican convention: A candidate for Libertarian Party chair on Sunday danced and stripped down to his thong before leaving the stage amid a chorus of boos.

James Weeks announced immediately after his striptease, which was performed to music, that he would drop out of the race, adding, “I’m sorry, that was a dare.”

He began his routine by telling the gathering at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, that “I thought we could use a little bit of fun,” then began dancing as he removed his suit, tie and shirt.

Some delegates to the Libertarian National Convention clapped and danced along at first, but he lost the crowd after stripping down to his skivvies and black socks.

“Is this what it means to #LegalizeFreedom? I have officially seen too much stripping at the Libertarian Convention,” said Stephanie Ebert on Twitter.

Joe Jordan declared on Twitter that, “The Libertarian Convention is a circus. 2+ minutes of a naked guy dancing on stage.”

Added Greg Peele, “Oh dear. I wish I could unsee that striptease that one joke candidate for LP chair just inflicted upon us.”

Mr. Weeks was apparently a late entry to the race for chair and his name was not listed on the party’s initial materials.

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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