|A moderate Republican. Who knew.|
Rivera for Senate - Why not?
- - - Obama carried New Jersey 58% to 40%.
- - - A true Conservative won't win in New Jersey so why not Rivera? It would be one less vote for Harry Reid to organize the Senate.
- - - Let's see how this develops and more of Geraldo's positions before judging.
In 2012 Geraldo endorsed Mitt Romney and then voted for Comrade Obama.
TRANSLATION - He is not sure what he believes in. That makes Geraldo a perfect fit in a Senate GOP Caucus that votes for endless Big Government spending and a centralized Federal Police State.
Fox News TV host Geraldo Rivera touted his political beliefs Friday in what could be a tune-up for a run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.
"There is a point of view that is unrepresented," Rivera said an interview on Fox, CNN reported.
He called for a "new vitalization of the Republican Party" that highlighted the "virtues of good business and fiscal policy," reining in entitlement and dealing with the national debt.
"I believe in immigration reform, I believe in gay rights and gay marriage, I believe in choice — not obscenely — but I believe in Roe v. Wade," Rivera said. "So you have to take my fiscal positions as being a Republican who believes that we have to bail out future generations rather than indebt future generations with some of these social policies that aren't in synch with much of traditional GOP politics, at least not in recent years," reports New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Rivera presented a more detailed platform in his Fox News Latino column, laying out his political history. He noted that he endorsed Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, in 2012 but voted for President Barack Obama "because the fiscal threat posed by the Democrats seemed less immediate then the GOP's intrusion into the private space of abortion, as well as Republicans' opposition to both the inevitability of immigration reform and the rights of gay people to get married."
"There are many other ideas to share along the way if this idea of running for the U.S. Senate has legs," he wrote. "I haven't even gotten to tax policy. But like I said, it's a long way until November 2014. New Jersey is a great state with towering talent and brilliant minds, hard-working, diverse cool people and I would like to think you would feel even better about being from here if fate pulls this off."
Should he run, Rivera could face 89-year-old Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who has yet to say whether he is running for re-election in 2014, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who has announced for the seat, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported.
Rivera said he "been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey."
"Fasten your seatbelt," he said.