Watch out, voters, Geraldo Rivera is pulling a Donald Trump. He must be feeling that deep yearning for attention, or maybe he’s just really bored. But either way, he is teasing a run for a U.S. Senate seat.
You can stop laughing now.
“I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife … but I am and I’ve 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.”
And just as Trump did, Rivera has TV contract issues:
“I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the radio program and I’m really having a great time… But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. And there doesn’t seem to be any Republicans ready to work against or run against Corey Booker, the popular Newark mayor.”
Of course, should he actually put his money where his big mouth is, none of his political opponents will miss an opportunity to look back fondly on Rivera’s credibility when during his Iraq War coverage, there was a Very Special Moment when he revealed the exact troop location and movement of the unit he was visiting:
And of course, who can forget Geraldo blaming hoodies for the Trayvon Martin killing?
Oh please run. The other candidates will have a field day.