POLL: Should Eliot Spitzer run for public office again and how?
Not going to lie: This bit of news took me by surprise. Not so much because he's interested in running for office again, but because am actually shocked and appalled that he'd want to do so as a Democrat.
This from the New York Post: Former Governor Eliot Spitzer discusses potential campaign in 2010 for state comptroller - NYPOST.com
The Post first reported months ago that Spitzer was looking at a comeback.
Specifically, he had been looking at running for state comptroller or against appointed US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
At the time, he gave carefully worded denials about plans to run next year -- but he has continued to discuss the possibility, the Democratic sources said.
One Democratic insider said Spitzer had a heavy lift, given the weight of the scandal.
But the source added that with four of the six statewide officeholders appointed to their posts, things are chaotic.
Those officials "don't have bases of support," said the insider.
Ron over at Air America aptly points out: "Spitzer has an uphill battle. A Marist poll in September found that nearly seven in ten New Yorkers--and 62 percent of. Democrats--do not want Spitzer to seek statewide office".
He's definitely quite the pragmatist because, honestly, the day his resignation was announced was a state-wide day of mourning. Lots of feelings of betrayal that am wanton to think are still rather fresh.
So take the poll and let me know what you think in the comments section.