Peter King: Plus or Minus?
Politico is reporting that Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is encouraging a potential bid for the presidency by Gen. David Petraeus.
Then he floated Petraeus: “He’s a serious guy… He’s about the only one out there who could really challenge Obama, who isn’t as strong as he was a few months ago… I think he’s an independent, and I haven’t talked to him about this, but I’d encourage him… I’d be open to it.”
The question the author has is whether King’s endorsement is a net plus or minus for the fledgling Petraeus would-be bid. The man’s a bit — how to put this? — volatile in front of the cameras. It’s not like Petraeus needs to bolster his toughness factor.
Notably, King says Petraeus is an Independent. What does he know?