As a lonely country turns its eyes to Jay Leno this Wednesday to see if Arnold will run for governor of California, let's not forget that Jerry Springer is also set to announce the same day whether he'll run for senator from Ohio.
Sonny Bono did it. So did Cooter from The Dukes of Hazzard. And Gopher from The Love Boat.
If Jerry Springer announces Wednesday that he is indeed running for the U.S. Senate from Ohio, he will be only the latest celebrity to try to jump from TV to D.C.
The Cincinnati Enquirer points out that Springer, who served as the Queen City's mayor, has virtually universal name recognition among Buckeye State voters. Alas, seven out of 10 have an unfavorable impression of the trash TV host.