Could Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman run for President?
The New York Times has an amusing story about Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman - and his love of a gin martini, as expressed in a recent class he taught at a community college:
For the record, the mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar B. Goodman, likes his martinis made with a big cup of gin, on the rocks and a couple of garlic-stuffed olives. Vermouth need not apply, and don’t even talk to him about vodka.
That, in sum, was the lesson to be learned Tuesday night in a community college class, “How to make a martini with the mayor."
The article, which includes the exact specifications for his martini, also hints at a well-traveled Vegas rumor: Oscar Goodman may be considering running for President - as a favorite-son candidate:
Still, Mr. Goodman’s popularity and Nevada’s suddenly early presidential caucus (January 2008) has even led to some semi-serious talk in Las Vegas that the mayor might be a candidate for higher office, something he was quizzed about by his students on Tuesday.
That's a trick that hasn't been tried in decades. How would it work? Basically, he'd run for president, scoop up all the Nevada delegates, and then hold them out as a prize for any presidential candidate that earns his endorsement. Presumably, that would come with some strings attached.
Kari Chisholm | March 5, 2007 | Comment on This Post (0 so far)
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