A Monmouth University survey released yesterday said 65 percent of New Jersey voters “would not be likely” to support Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, should he decide to run for one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats.

It’s a sobering number following Rivera’s announcement last month that he was “truly contemplating running.” But it would be a missed opportunity for him to concede just because one poll doesn’t show the momentum on his side.

Presenting six reasons Rivera must run for Senate…

1. He once looked like an Osmond– an Osmond with a few court orders in his name:

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate

2. During his late ’80s to late ’90s trashy daytime TV show, he was hit in the face:…

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate

3. He posed for the September 1988 issue of Playgirl magazine, which described him as “probing”:

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate

4. In the not-too-distant past, he rocked this hairstyle:

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate

5. He did this in 1994:

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate

6. More than a decade later, he’s still got it:

The 6 Reasons Geraldo River must run for Senate