And that Birkenstock sandal belongs to New York’s own Cosmic Bob Kerrey.
The question for Kerrey has always been, how easy will it be to become a U.S. Senator?
Will he really have to move his family out of New York City to Nebraska?
Will he be unopposed in a primary?
Will he have an easy race in the general?
Only Kerrey’s family and those close to him know the first answer. Kerrey would have to move to Nebraska – or at least have a residence in the state. But in theory, his wife and kindergarten age child wouldn’t have to.
Is that even contemplated? Who knows. But it’s not something to be taken lightly, ESPECIALLY if winning the race isn’t a slam dunk.
Then comes the question of a primary. Most likely the rest of the Dems will clear out if Rockin’ Bob jumps in. But there is the slight question of Tony Raimondo and his buckets of money that could make it more of a hassle for Kerrey. Would Raimondo get in? Could he scare Kerrey off? Unknown, but it just might affect Kerrey’s decision.
And then there is the little matter of former Lincoln Mayor, former Governor current Ag-Man, Mike Johanns. If Kerrey, with all his New York baggage, has polling showing Johanns taking the race hands-down, would Kerrey even bother dragging his family to Nebraska (just to move back to NYC)? That’s a big question.
So right now ignore the Robert Novaks of the world who have guaranteed that Kerrey gets in this race. He won’t be getting in to lose.