One of the many far-reaching effects of businessman Donald Trump’s unlikely victory in the November 2016 election is that it shattered the establishment’s entrenched idea that no outsider could ascend to our nation’s highest office.
Since Trump’s victory, many other outsiders have been motivated to consider running for office, including conservative media titan Laura Ingraham and iconic rocker Ted Nugent. Now, a prominent Fox News host just announced their intention to run for Senate.
Beloved host Eric Bolling just inked a multi-year contract with Fox News, which means that he will be gainfully employed at the network for quite some time. However, Bolling recently declared that when he concludes his work in the media work, he will aim for public office.
Stated Bolling to Vicky Hyman of NJ.com, “When the lights go down on my TV career, the next step is running for Senate.” Hyman asked Bolling if he was prepared to go head-to-head with Senator Cory Booker’s seat representing New Jersey. Responded Eric with a laugh, “Not yet.”
Bolling rose to prominence as co-host of The Five, and was later considered for a spot by President Donald Trump. Bolling was an early vocal supporter of Trump, and once described Trump’s charisma by saying, “When he come down the escalator with Melania, I looked across the newsroom. Every single pair of eyeballs were staring at the screen. This guy has something that we can’t describe.” Do you think Eric Bolling will make a good U.S. Senator?