Democrats, who have apparently lost their minds, are attempting to recruit an unlikely television personality — their own bizarro version of Donald Trump — to run for governor of Ohio.
Former shock TV host and once Mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer, is being tapped to head up the swing state and give a run for the office a go.
This is what modern day politics has become.
TheBlaze is reporting, Some influential Democrats in Ohio are urging daytime TV host Jerry Springer to run for governor of the Buckeye State in 2018, according to a new report.
Many have said the 73-year-old “Jerry Springer Show” host could be a successful candidate in today’s political climate, Business Insider reported. In the late 1970s, Springer served as the Democratic mayor of Cincinnati and, in 1982, he sought the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) confirmed he has discussed a possible run with Springer, noting the TV personality “certainly would start out with wide name recognition.”
“I think he has a very strong ability to communicate what I think is the heart of the Democratic message,” Strickland said. “I think he is a superb communicator.”
Springer is set to deliver the keynote address on Sunday at the Geauga County Democratic Party dinner. He headlined a similar event for Sandusky County Democratic Party in April, when he said he did not “need” to run for elected office.
But that doesn’t mean the door is totally closed, according to Tim Burke, chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. He told Business Insider that Springer would consider a run for governor if he was “needed by the party.”
Many Democrats have argued Springer could tap into the blue-collar Americans who voted for President Donald Trump in November, given many of them would likely be familiar with his television show and his history in Ohio politics.
This is just further proof that Democrats totally missed the point of Trump’s popularity with the average American voter. They’re assuming the reason so many people love him is simply because he’s shocking and has no filter.
Granted, that’s some of it, but it was the fact that he spoke out against things like political correctness that have irked, irritated, and just down right angered citizens in their every day lives.
People were simply tired of the status quo of Congress and the White House. We’ve had eight years of failed liberal policies that have done nothing to improve the economy. On the contrary, they actually made things worse.
People didn’t reject Hillary because she wasn’t bombastic enough. Plenty of folks voted for Trump even though they aren’t a big fan of his personality. Clinton was rejected because she’s a fraud, a liar, is involved in numerous scandals, and the policy positions she holds promised nothing but four more years of the same mess.
If Democrats are serious about winning, they’re going to have to reexamine their platform and admit they’re out of touch with the average voter.
Pushing someone like Jerry Springer isn’t going to fix that problem. It’ll just create a whole new set.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]