"That's good. That's good," said one person on the streets of Northwest D.C. Thursday.
"A panda? I'd be a little concerned about that," says another.
Yes, the early polling is mixed. Our giant panda bears are a national treasure, but are the bamboo-munchers worthy of your vote?
"Well, you know, I have to think about that," says D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Ward 6 and is running for mayor also. "You know there are a lot of good things about pandas. They're both black and white."
Ward 2's Jack Evans is also running.
"Well, we need another candidate in the race and a new point of view and I think the panda can bring that point of view to the discussion,” he says. “We now have eight candidates. This will make an even nine."