July 11, 2003
Run, Jerry, run!

Jerry Springer will file papers today to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by George Voinovich. He'll announce in the next 30 days or so if he actually is running.

I hope he does run. I was quite impressed with what he said in his interview on Polstate. I think he'll bring a lot of energy to the campaign, he'll be unafraid to attack President Bush, and he might even make Ohio competitive for the Democratic Presidential nominee thanks to all of the "slack-jawed yokels, hicks, weirdos, pervs, and whatnot" who will hopefully turn out for him. (The CNN article identifies the speaker of that charming line as Jonah Goldberg, by the way. Takes one to know one, Jonah.)

Here's the announcement on Jerry's campaign weblog. Run, Jerry, run!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 11, 2003 to Election 2004 | TrackBack

While I also really like the sentiments in Springer's interview, it's been pointed out to me that he was mayor of Cincinnati at a time when Cincinnati was leading the nation in reactionary prudism. While it was Cincinnati's radical district attorney who went after Mapplethorpe, Springer may not be particularly blameless.

So, I want to see some discussion of Springer's social policies. Is he a social libertarian? I don't know. Probably if I watched his show I'd know more, but then I'd also have to clean my eyeballs with lye soap every afternoon, and that scars the corneas.

Posted by: Greg Morrow on July 11, 2003 1:29 PM