Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, former client of Emperor’s Club Escort Service and New York Comptroller hopeful, did not vote in 2012; this, in spite of penning an op-ed entitled, “Why I’m Voting for Barack Obama” just four days before the election.
Ironically, Spitzer could not make it to the polls because of his booking on Current TV doing election coverage, according to his spokeswoman. However, Spitzer’s spokeswoman did not explain why the former governor did not file an absentee ballot. Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot at the local board office a day or more before the election.
Since his career as governor, Spitzer has held a host of media positions. After being fired from CNN, Spitzer delivered an improvised and now infamous reiteration of Theodore Roosevelt’s speech, “In the Arena:”
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
However, the irony does not end with this send-off.
This report comes as Spitzer plans his campaign for New York Comptroller, seeking political redemption after his scandal and resignation as governor. It seems to be working since 67 percent of democrats report that Spitzer should be given a second chance. However, despite this strong support, Spitzer can only hope that his constituency, unlike himself, actually makes it to the polls on Election Day.