Of course you’re probably not going to read about it in the Tampa Bay Times, which views former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker as an obstacle to its goal of regional expansion/domination, but Russ Pulliam of the Indianapolis Star reports about what many not working at the Times readily know: that Baker looks like a potential White House Cabinet choice if Mitt Romney is elected president.
Here is a link to Pulliam’s story about Baker’s trip to Indianapolis to meet with Mayor Greg Ballard on his way to address a National League of Cities forum in Fort Wayne. As Pulliam notes, in Republican circles, Baker has taken up the mantle of the late Jack Kemp, who served in President George H.W. Bush’s Cabinet and later ran for vice president with Bob Dole.
Baker’s host on his recent trip to Indy, Sagamore Institute President Jay Hein, sums up the former Mayor this way: “He’s the first Republican since Jack Kemp to be passionate about urban reform.”