There are many people of the Republican and/or conservative persuasion who would love to see somebody new come to Washington and sit in the seat currently held by Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who is up for re-election this year. And one name that keeps on surfacing is CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow.
Kudlow has a political background, having served at the White House for Bill Clinton before switching parties and working for Ronald Reagan as well.
However, according to Politico.com, a recent Marist poll says that if Kudlow ran against Schumer today, he would be trounced well beyond hope of earning the seat with eventual aid of the undecided – Schumer’s current lead over Kudlow is 69% to 24%.
RBR-TVBR observation: We are not in the habit of placing wagers, but if we had to make a bet on this one, we’d have to put our two bits on Kudlow staying right where he is at CNBC.
Not only is he facing exceptionally long odds at the outset, his CNBC paycheck and platform would not mix with a political run. We think that the trajectory of this race would have to smooth out considerably before Kudlow would agree to go through the aggravation of running.