Today, we have a special election day blast from the past!
In 1982 (and not 1980, regardless of what the title of the YouTube video says), former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer entered the race for governor of Ohio. He was one of three major candidates to enter the Democrat primary. During the campaign, Springer cut this memorable commercial in which he let voters know that, a few years earlier, he “spent some time with a woman (he) shouldn’t have” and that he “paid her with a check.”
Despite Jerry’s claim that “the nomination is finally within grasp,” he came in a distant third. Of course, if Springer had won that election, America would never have had the Jerry Springer Show or any of the shows, like Maury, that followed its example. So, Ohio, it’s all on you. Elections have consequences.