Geraldo Rivera "truly contemplating" a run for U.S. Senate and then said he Zzzzzzzzz...

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The entire Iraqi army is glued to Fox News and Geraldo Rivera's reports of his unit's locations and movements.

The entire Iraqi army is glued to Fox News and Geraldo Rivera's reports of his unit's locations and movements.

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.

Via The Hill:

“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.”

laughing dog

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:

 oopsie cat

And of course, who can forget Geraldo blaming hoodies for the Trayvon Martin killing?

hoodie message to Geraldo

Oh please run. The other candidates will have a field day.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Jerry Rivers {aka Geraldo Rivera} once stated that he'd "seen a hell of a lot more combat in the last thirty-five years" than John Kerry:

    http://mediamatters.org/video/2006/06/23/claiming-hes-seen-a-hell-of-a-lot-more-combat-i/136026

    Jerry, the closest you've ever been to any "combat" was when you got your nose broken by a guest on your own talk show back in '88 . . .

    ~~~

    But by all means, Jerry, please run.  With your teevee credentials, you can join this list of illustrious GOP former officeholders:

    Ronald Reagan
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Clint Eastwood
    Fred "Gopher" Grandy
    Sonny Bono
    Alan Autry
    Fred Dalton Thompson

  • http://www.blondetwit.com/ Blondetwit

    This is rich. Go back a little further...he earned his total dufus cred with his live primetime special opening of Al Capone's vault to find... (drumroll...)...dust, however, remarkably little of even that. His storied career is just that....one incredulous story after another.
    But it should be fun to watch!

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Grab a napkin, Laddie!

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_Fouchey Dave Fouchey

    Oh damn I laughed so hard my wine dribbled out my nose!