Could we be saying "Governor Jerry Springer of Ohio" sometime in the near future? Reports indicate that the "King of Trash" is considering a run for 2018.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, rumors have circulated that the talk show host, notorious for capitalizing off lewdness, may indeed run for governor of Ohio.
The speculation about a potential gubernatorial bid increased after several prominent Democrats in Ohio politics said in May that they had discussed with Springer the possibility of him launching a bid for governor as a Democrat.
When pressed about these meetings, Springer said in a statement at the time he could not confirm or deny any plans about running for office.
But speculation about Springer potentially throwing his hat into the ring for the position reignited last week after Springer asked some Cleveland Democrats, “Is it too late to enter the Ohio governor’s race?”
“There have been those who have asked him to run for governor, and he is considering it and will decide that pretty soon,” said Jene Galvin, who co-hosts a weekly podcast with Springer. “He’s about done figuring it out, but he had to give some serious thought to it first.”
Springer has sought advice from Democratic politicians on a potential run, though he has made no formal announcment.
“I don’t think it’s too late for him to get into the race,” said Sen. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland).
The king of trash TV, the man who made millions by exploiting debauchery, cruelty, and pain, has been no friend to President Trump and once had the nerve to say the President's tweets about Mika Brzezinski were “beneath the dignity of the Presidency” and of “any decent man.”
“I’m sorry, but Trump’s behavior is not just beneath the dignity of the Presidency…but that of any decent man,” Springer tweeted.
Springer was actually the mayor of Cincinnatti for a year in the late 1970s.