[Prof Disclaimer – I generally don’t talk politics, but I will make an exception in this case.]
Yesterday, we learned that former pitching great, disgraced video game studio owner, and all around Twitter and Facebook loudmouth Curt Schilling is entertaining a leap into politics. After being fired from ESPN, perhaps he thinks this is the next step into public life.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Schilling broke the news in the comment thread of one of his own Facebook posts:
“I am going to run, soon,” Schilling wrote back.
When asked for details, Schilling replied, “state office first, white house in 8 years :)”
And then he added: “or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.”
Ol’ number 38 still makes his home in Massachusetts, where he could probably win a state representative seat just on the strength of his bloody sock alone. Now, keeping a seat after rubber stamping every disastrous budget cut or outrageous attack on one’s civil rights? Probably not.
Schilling is a longtime, hardline Republican supporter and very popular in the ultra-conservative, Tea Party circle. In today’s political climate, he might get a lot of voters. Remember those halcyon days when we thought that a Donald Trump candidacy was a total joke?
Would every political ad actually be a recycled, poorly Photoshopped meme? Would his slogan be “a bloody Sox in every bean pot”? Or perhaps “I’ll be America’s Closer”?
One thing is certain – Schill would probably lose the F.I. vote.