That certainly didn't take very long. Didn't I read somewhere that the Muslim Brotherhood stated that they would not offer up a candidate to run for president in this summer's election in Egypt?
Now, out of the clear blue, Mohamed ElBaradei, the number one shill for the Muslim Brotherhood, has thrown his name in the ring. What a surprise! The Brotherhood is not wasting any time. Initially, it looked as if they would be content with running their people behind the scenes, but now they are emboldened and are going for the numero uno job.
Don't worry though, President Obama assured us that the Brotherhood is not a threat. I feel so much better; don't you?
Read from Business Week:
ElBaradei Says He Intends to Run in Egypt Presidential Election
"Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said he plans to contest the first presidential elections to be held after mass demonstrations ended former President Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule.
ElBaradei, 68, emerged as the surprise face of an Egyptian opposition that forced Mubarak from office last month after 18 days of mass demonstrations, ending three decades of rule. The protests were inspired by a mass uprising in Tunisia that led to the ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
In the early part of the interview with Egypt’s ONTV, the Nobel Prize winner said he wanted to run in the next election, though he refused to repeat the statement and then said he would only do so if the system was fair. As the show came to an end and after being pressed by the interviewer, he said: 'I, Mohamed ElBaradei, intend to officially declare my candidacy for presidency through ONTV.'
ElBaradei also said he would vote 'no' in a March 19 referendum on constitutional changes because the measures had been rushed and some of them contained flaws. He said that if elected he would seek to restore close ties with Iran and that the relationship between Israel and Egypt was one of 'master- servant.'
During Egypt’s turmoil, a coalition of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, coalesced around ElBaradei, who last night said that if elected he would seek “social justice” through socialism and not capitalism."