Veteran broadcast journalist Geraldo Rivera says he’s considering a run for a US Senate seat from New Jersey in 2014.
“I mention this only briefly … fasten your seatbelt,” he said Thursday on his mid-day radio program. “I am and have been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker in New Jersey.”
Yes, the guy who, when the rest of us were sorting through the ambiguities, thought the hoodie was the real villain in the Trayvon Martin case. The guy who felt no compunction about broadcasting the location of the 101st Airborne in the middle of the Iraq war. The guy we have to thank for the deinstitutionalization movement for the mentally ill (though let’s concede that his original reporting was covering people in legitimately horrific circumstances).
Is there an upside? Well, I guess, if he makes it, the upper chamber can now do its paternity tests in-house. They could even do the reveals during sweeps.
Good lord. Sooner or later, we’re just going to have to throw up our hands and let Ryan Seacrest host election night.