Comeback plans for Eliot Spitzer?

September 1, 2009 5:47:05 PM PDT
Could Eliot Spitzer really make a comeback? That's the gossip in the political world. That he might take on State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli next year or maybe a primary against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

The New York Post published all those rumors on its front page today.

The only problem is Spitzer tells us it's not true.

"I have made it real clear. I'm not interested in running for any office. So I was kind of amused by it, such is the stuff of tabloids I suppose," Spitzer said.

Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal. We asked New Yorkers could they ever vote for him again?

"I probably wouldn't support him. There's a concept of forgiveness, but I'm not sure I could support him in this round," Greg Zaffiro said.

"Absolutely, I would. I thought he was a good governor and his private life should remain private," Anthony de Mateo said.

VOTE: Would you vote for former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer in a statewide race?

But experts say the problem for Spitzer is not the whole prostitution thing. It's something else called "Trooper Gate" and all the other antics during his time as governor.

"Let's be clear, he likes to get back in the fight. He'd like to be competitive, but ultimately if it means the entire state Democratic party ticket going down with him, he won't get on the ticket and he won't run," political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said.

Spitzer could always change his mind. He has made a bit of a comeback doing a few interviews and writing a column occasionally.

For now, Spitzer tells us he's enjoying private life.

"Doing great. I'm heading off to teach a class at CCNY, which I really look forward to. I'm having great fun working the family business and being involved in many other ways and just watching the political scene unfold," he said.


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