PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Television Host Mike Rowe talked to Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT and rejected internet chatter that he would be interested in running for Vice-President.
Rowe said he is grateful for the support from fans and followers, but doesn’t see himself as a politician.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
“Obviously, I’m flattered. For the last couple of years, things have become hyper-political. There is not subject that doesn’t have a political element to it now. Only my own little Facebook page, somebody said you’ve got between 6 and 700,000 requests to run for something. I’m not a political guy. I go to Congress once a year. I yell at them about the cost of tuition and the 4 or 5 million jobs that exist that nobody seems to want. Because that issue, in and of itself, drips with so much polemic, people assume, I think, that I’m in that world.”READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
He also discussed the work ethic of America, which he finds somewhat lacking.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
“It’s easy to stand on your porch in your bathrobe and shake your fist and yell at the kids, get off my lawn. I have an opinion and the short answer is, yes, I think work ethic has de-valued in a very general way. I really do. My foundation awards work ethic scholarships simply because every other scholarship program I know of focuses either on your GPA, academic, athletic, talent or some other sort of need based paradigm”