Came out of nowhere to became a national cultural phenomenon and a household name? Yes.
Regarded as an entertainer, but really more of a successful businessman? Yes.
Took a form of entertainment that was considered marginal and tawdry and helped bring it into the mainstream? Yes.
Producer of an entertainment product that is looked on with disgust by the liberal intelligentsia but eagerly embraced by the American heartland? Yes.
Denounced as a hater of women despite a long-term marriage? Yes.
Accused of racism? Yes.
Willing to acknowledge past drug abuse? Yes.
Icon of 1970s hedonism who now wants to be taken seriously as a political force? Yes.
So why isn’t Larry Flynt going to be the next governor of California?