PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Howard Eskin, the 100th Mayor of Philadelphia. How does that sound?
“True. Yes, absolutely,” Eskin said when asked if he’s considering a run for mayor on Tuesday’s 94WIP Morning Show. “Here’s the issue in today’s world — people don’t want politicians anymore. People don’t want people that have to pay back people in politics. People don’t trust politicians anymore. And I’m not a politician and that’s what it comes down to. I want to make Philadelphia great again.
“I am seriously considering a run.”
Listen: Howard Eskin on the 94WIP Morning Show
Eskin, 65, flirted with the idea during the 2015 election, but Jim Kenney won. Eskin has attacked Kenney, most recently, for his sugar tax.
Eskin doesn’t currently live in the confines of Philadelphia, as pointed out by 94WIP Morning Show co-host Al Morganti.
“All I need is a mailbox, Al,” Eskin joked.
“Here’s what I want. I don’t look at the negatives, I look at the positives,” Eskin continued. “They need somebody that cares about them. That’s all. That’s what I’m looking to do. People need someone to care about them. Not about themselves, not about their ego, about them. And I care about the people. I don’t owe any favors to anybody, I don’t owe anything to anybody and that’s what it comes down to.
“Philadelphia needs somebody like that to — honestly — to make Philadelphia great again.”
Angelo Cataldi admitted he would simply enjoy the entertainment factor of Eskin’s run for mayor.
“Howard, please do it because the entertainment of you running for mayor would be through the roof. It would be phenomenal Howard, please.”