R. Donahue Peebles has been not-running for office for the last few months as he was trying to decide whether or not to make a run at the Mayor’s office. He’s been notoriously doing campaign-like-things, and going on Kojo to talk about various issues, and so today, when he was on Jonetta Rose Barras’s show on WPFW, it was time to talk turkey.
Jonetta asked him point blank several times if he was running or not running and no clear answer emerged. It wasn’t a non-denial denial, but it was a non-committal commitment not to run, due to the health of his mother-in-law, whose cancer has gotten worse.
Look for more mealy-mouthed replies from Peebles in weeks to come about not running for not mayor.