Leon Simmons Calls for Change in 2008

Leon Simmons was sitting outside City Hall Park, selling Poland Spring bottled water ($1), reading the Staten Island Advance, and wearing an "I Heart BX" shirt. A one-man focus group!

In honor of the holiday, I asked Simmons who he thought Columbus would vote for if he were alive today.

“Honestly, one of the white guys.”


“Because he’s a white man” and “this country has been run by old white men since day one.”

“Old white men, old good old boys club has run this country in the fucking ground. Period. Time for a change. Either a woman or somebody else. It’s time for a change.”

Leon Simmons Calls for Change in 2008