Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan today fundraising for his campaign. The Observer stopped by the hotel where we chatted with former New York Stock Exchange chairman and CEO Dick Grasso and got shoved away from Mr. Romney’s Suburban.
Eliot Spitzer’s second career has come to an end, and, most likely, so have his chances for a return to his first.
With CNN dropping Spitzer’s talk show — In The Arena nee Parker Spitzer — the combative, wonky talk show host has lost the vehicle that allowed him to publicly flirt with running for mayor in 2013.
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf — who cut
a few all the ads for Spitzer during his 1998 run for attorney general — emailed me to say: “Former attorney general, resigned governor, former cable show host is just so former. The closest he’ll get to being elected mayor 2013 is voting.”
In addition to providing an unintentionally funny campaign slogan, he tells Reuters his preconditions for a 2013 mayoral run: