He wants to run for the govenor of Alabama as a democrat. I think it would be a great for a dem to govern a bible belt state. Just by name recognition alone, I think he has a good chance of taking office.
I think Barkley was a hell of a ball player, I don't care all to much for his basketball analysis (though he can be funny), and I not quite sure were he stands on politics, but I love this quote:
"I was a Republican until they lost their minds,"