Gird your loins: Geraldo considering run for NJ Senate — as a Republican

Yes. Geraldo Rivera. Seriously.

Just to reiterate: this Geraldo. This one. As a Republican.

Who knows? Maybe he’s got it in him to vault to the top of the political ladder. Also, mustache.

Reaction to the news is decidedly mixed:

Some Twitterers are already offering a preview of the campaign:

No sir. Absolutely no hoodies.

Muy caliente!

  • Bob Smooper

    Now THIS is my kind of politician! Slightly left of centre!

    • Jillane Kent

      Slightly? Oh really?

  • Leroy Whitby

    Those sophisticated, classy NJ voters. Those dumb hicks down south should learn from their betters. Christie. Menendez. Rivera.

  • FFlintstone

    Geraldo running as a Republican is like Glenn Beck running as a Progressive.

    • Bob Smooper

      Or like Glenn Beck running as a sane human being.

      • Jillane Kent

        I know, right? That whole bit about playing someone’s own words and reporting them is just craaaaaaaazy. Remember when he said the Muslim Brotherhood would attempt to institute Sharia law in Egypt? Insane. Remember when he collected data from the USDA to show how food prices would accelerate? Oh my! The horror!

        • Bob Smooper

          Oh I’ll give him the Muslim stuff. Nothing surprises me with the religion of “peace”.

          But I remember watching his shows in 2009 and 2010 when TheRightScoop would put the videos up every day of each episode and in 2009/2010 he was predicting hyper-inflation, and gigantic spikes in food prices and $10 a gallon oil.

          None of this has happened.

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  • Steve_J

    If he does run will he kick his campaign off from the basement of the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. I realize that would be Illinois and not NJ but it is the site of his morst prestigious story.

  • Stephen K

    Maybe during the debates, his Dem opponent will break his nose with a chair again.

    • Arthur E Jackson

      I was thinking the same thing

  • Arthur E Jackson

    Why not, there is always room for one more fake republican. Heck the House is full of them, he would fit right in….I wonder where he stands on gun rights?LOL

    • Ardell Simon

      Didn’t you see him cut up his NRA card?

  • RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    Seriously. How much worse could he be for #NJ? Christie, Lautenberg, Menendez, et al.

    • pajamakat

      Why doesn’t he run under his real name – Jerry Rivers.

  • ZoriahShepard

    I hope he’s joking. We have enough problems as it is without another RINO mucking up the works.

  • operanerd1986

    That’s almost as loopy as Roseanne Barr running for president last year.

  • Stone Bryson

    By New Jersey standards Geraldo IS a republican, so I am not really all that surprised. If you consider Christie Creme’s ‘recent’ shift to his true, liberal-Republican self? Yep, Geraldo will be perfect for Joisie…

  • FreedomFighter

    Geraldo “douche bag Jones” Rivera

  • Krazy Kent

    Maybe the local Dallas station who carries his talk show can actually get one worth listening to now, seeing as how they dumped Beck in favor of Geraldo(BLUGH!!).
    I hope he wins….LOL

  • rogueco

    I’m looking forward to the four-hour live TV event where he breaks open the ballot boxes

  • rant stocks

    Running as a republican are you kidding me….a dyed in the wool liberal,I hope he wins the seat so he can get the hell off of Fox News.

  • Brett McMicken

    I wonder if anyone will throw Obama at him, and break his nose.

  • NickGranite

    Republican is a party, not a philosophy but…maybe you take what you can get out of NJ. If nothing else it’s one more seat closer to knocking off Reid as majority leader.