Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman is working to convince Texas Democrats that he's one of them despite his previous bid for the Governor's Mansion as an Independent.
On a recent appearance on the Fox Business Network, Friedman showed he'll back certain party line proposals even if he thinks they might be terrible.
In this clip posted on Nov. 19, Neil Cavuto asks Friedman whether he is for or against the Democratic plan to reform health care. Friedman appears torn. He says he is conflicted. Cavuto pushes him for an answer.
"Well as a Democrat I would have to be for it...with great misgivings," Friedman said.
Cavuto asks him about whether he supports taxing the rich to pay for the plan. Friedman says he is against that part of the plan.
Friedman then tells a story about Henry Kissinger and Mao Zedong that Cavuto says he doesn't understand.
Friedman tries to translate: "I mean it's too soon to tell if this bill is going to be the biggest debacle that ever happened or whether it's going to be..."
"You just said you're for it," Cavuto interrupts.
"I said 'As a Democrat,'" Friedman said. "I mean, I'm not voting. I'm running for governor of Texas."
The above exchange begins at the 3:10 mark.