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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:34 AM

 

Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey Senate seat

Source: NBC News

Geraldo Rivera, 69, the bombastic Fox News commentator who has made his share of controversial statements throughout his career announced on his radio show Thursday that he may very well run for Senate in New Jersey as a Republican to challenge long-time incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker who has indicated he will run for the office.

“Fasten your seat belt,” he told his audience. “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.”

“I figure, at my age, if I’m going to do it, I’ve got to do it,” Rivera added.

Rivera also announced that he would seek to add nationalizing New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” police practice to his platform should he run.

Read more: http://nbclatino.com/2013/01/31/geraldo-rivera-says-he-may-run-for-new-jersey-senate-seek-to-add-nationalizing-stop-and-frisk-to-his-platform/



And, no, this is not from The Onion.

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Reply Geraldo Rivera says he may run for New Jersey Senate seat (Original post)
Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
Lithos Feb 2013 #1
Left Coast2020 Feb 2013 #2
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #20
No Vested Interest Feb 2013 #3
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #4
Kolesar Feb 2013 #5
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #12
daleo Feb 2013 #22
Shankapotomus Feb 2013 #6
BootinUp Feb 2013 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2013 #8
Joe Bacon Feb 2013 #23
Sunlei Feb 2013 #9
AngryAmish Feb 2013 #10
Tagish_Charlie Feb 2013 #11
tilsammans Feb 2013 #13
No Vested Interest Feb 2013 #14
KamaAina Feb 2013 #15
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #16
rug Feb 2013 #17
davidpdx Feb 2013 #18
lib2DaBone Feb 2013 #19
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #21

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:38 AM

1. ROFLMAO

Tell him he'll find his votes in Al Capone's cellar.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:03 AM

2. I think he has a struggle within himself

Trouble is, he doesn't know who he is--judging by what I've seen him do in his career. I remember when he worked in L.A. for a sane TV station. Maybe he's just lost?

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:54 AM

20. Me too!

I was living in L.A. when he got his start. Back then, he was kind of the representative young person, cool, hip, yadda yadda. He was actually respected. Then there was that whole Al Capone's vault fiasco and he lost all credibility. He's been trying to find it ever since.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:10 AM

3. He'd have to give up his Fox TV gig, wouldn't he?

How would NJ Republican establishment feel/react to his candidacy, if announced?

Can he afford to do that, even for a primary that he may not win?

Is he personally willing to give up his TV role?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:56 AM

4. So, he is a Republican?

I always thought he was a centrist Democrat. Not someone who was openly liberal, but espoused liberal values on a whole range of issues.

He's gone up against Bill O'Reilly a few times. Maybe he's a moderate Republican, which would work I guess in New Jersey. But the guy is pretty much useless and a dirty, pandering asshole, so, not a surprise he's a Republican. I remember my grandma used to watch him when he was on MSNBC (I think?) during the Clinton impeachment hearings ... which I never understood why because she'd just get angry over the Republicans.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:12 AM

5. Geraldo said the impeachment of President Clinton was "nonsense"

I watched Geraldo on cable news the night that the House voted to impeach the President. I think he was on CNN, that was before Fox News stole away all that "talent" like Greta Sustern.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:39 PM

12. Maybe that's why my grandma always watched...

I don't remember. I was really young. I just remember he was talking about it all the time and my grandma would get so agitated (probably at the Republicans in general).

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:48 PM

22. I recall watching him then

He often made sense. I think it was later when he decided to take the conservative coin.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:57 AM

6. And what qualifications

does a tabloid journalist have again to run for NJ senate?

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:47 AM

7. Just another stunt for attention.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:28 AM

8. Who would have predicted Governor Jesse Ventura?


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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:18 AM

23. Jesse is the beacon of sanity compared to Whorealdo

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:54 AM

9. the only way a paparazzi tabloid tv can get close enough to yell a question

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:13 AM

10. Crazy mert Crazy and their baby was Geraldo

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:40 PM

11. Jerald-O running for Senate?????

 

ROFLMAO till it hurts so bad I can't breathe

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:31 PM

13. His philandering ways . . .

. . . will no doubt get a free pass from the GOP.

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Response to tilsammans (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:29 PM

14. Why don't prospective candidates reflect

on their personal life history before they announce for public office?

Possible answer - They've excused their own peccadilloes and think such do not matter to the voting public.

Sometimes the candidates are right in that perspective and sometimes they're wrong.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:32 PM

15. Gerald for Senate!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldo_Rivera

Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as the host of the controversial talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998....

Rivera returned to law and became a lawyer for a New York Puerto Rican activist group, the Young Lords, and attracted the attention of WABC-TV news director Al Primo when he was interviewed about the group's occupation of an East Harlem church in 1969. Primo offered Rivera a job as a reporter but was unhappy with the first name "Gerald" (he wanted something more identifiably Latin) so they agreed to go with the pronunciation used by the Puerto Rican side of Rivera's family: Geraldo.


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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:06 PM

16. Honest to God, every time I hear Geraldo Rivera's name...

I think of the local comedy show on the radio (Orlando, FL) "Baxter and Mark" name for him... Hernando Revolver!

You had to know how funny these guys were to understand the hilarity.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:22 PM

17. On his radio show he said he always registered republican.

He grew up on Long Iland and he said his fathere registered republican to get a county job.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:07 AM

18. If he does I'm announcing a bounty

$10 for every pie he is hit for goes to charity.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:21 AM

19. I'm still waiting to see what's inside Al Capone's tomb...

 

Geraldo is a funny guy.... a Fox Snooze has-been.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:00 AM

21. Back in the 70's, we named a bong after him.

Well, sort of. Where the bowl usually was there was a revolving multiple one-hitter device so when you took a hit, you would rotate the head and have a new clean hit. I think it held 6 hits. Anyway, we named it Horendo Revolver.

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