Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Eliot Spitzer steps back into politics

So disgraced former NY Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer want's to be the next New York City Comptroller. Spitzer announced last week that he will gather signatures to qualify for the September primary ballot and the opportunity to take on Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Spitzer doesn't seem to care that Stringer a former state Assemblyman elected Borough President in 2001 has been campaigning aggressively, raising money and lining up support for months. Spitzer doesn't seem to care that Stringer has been in city politics since 2001 and is well versed and prepared to assume the office of Comptroller. No, of course not, Spitzer is wealthy, very wealthy, politically ambitious and want's to be part of the poltical action. Poor Eliot has no where to go however but the Comptroller's office. Andrew Cuomo who harbor's presidential ambitions and is certain to run in 2016 if Hillary opts out, will most likely be re-elected Governor in 2014 and would starve off a primary challenge from Spitzer. Neither of one of New York's Democratic held Senate seats are up for election so Eliot Spitzer the man who harbored ambitions of becoming the first Jewish President will run for NYC Comptroller and hope to make a bid for Mayor in eight years. At least he hopes. I think New York City voter's will see through this, I am hope that the NY Times a well respected paper certainly will and offer their endorsement to Scott Stringer. A sleeper Comptroller's race has become closely watched overnight thanks to the self serving political ambitions of Eliot Spitzer.

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