Curt Schilling Weighs Run ... for Senate

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Legendary baseballer Curt Schilling is pitching a new idea: running for Ted Kennedy's open Senate seat.  The politically-conservative pitcher announced yesterday that he had "some interest" in running as a Republican candidate for the Massachussetts seat held for nearly 50 years by Democratic Kennedy. While Schilling famously led the Red Sox to a World Series championship in 2004 (and in so doing, undoubtedly won the loyalty of many Boston fans) does he have what it takes to play ball in the U.S. Senate? The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, gives us his thoughts.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin


David J Fazekas

Comments [2]


Bob, thanks for the comment and the perspective. next time we talk about this on air i will certainly mention this nuance. I think it also speaks to the sad state of leadership development in our nation, how people who are "leaders" are unable to really foster and develop empowered younger people - they feel themselves as indispensable, when in fact, in a democracy no one should be.

Sep. 04 2009 08:08 AM
Bob Gardner

Ah, but you missed the point! Schilling would not be running against Sen. Kennedy. In the primary, he would be running against a bunch of unpleasant, unknown and unelectable massachusetts republicans. And then he would face a democrat who nobody is very enthusiastic about. I'm on the left myself and certainly wouldn't vote for him, but I can't think of anyone I particularly want to vote for.
The rush to change the law and appoint an interim Senator has left a bad taste with many people.

Sep. 03 2009 02:45 PM

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