Last week Curt Schilling said that he was planning on running for office one day. “State office first,” he said, “white house in 8 years . . .or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.” Maybe by “state office” he didn’t mean state government but, rather, statewide office, because he said on a radio spot yesterday that he may have Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren in his sights:
“I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” said Schilling. “She’s a nightmare. The left’s holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, Lord knows we don’t need the first.”
That could simply mean that he’s going to work to have someone, anyone, beat Warren, but the Boston Globe took it to mean that he’d consider running. He certainly has the ego for it. And my God, it would be great fun.
As sports broadcasters keep letting leftist politics bleed into their coverage (it’s like they’ve never met their viewers), Schilling is being marginalized there. He may as well take a shot at politics now. The Massachusetts electorate can’t be any more hostile to Republicans than ESPN is these days.
Thus far, I’ve only seen one very negative reaction to this idea, and it was from a Republican friend of mine who is also–you guessed it–a hardcore Yankees fan.
I think the fact that so many people are taking Schilling’s comments so seriously is a perfect indicator of just how desperate we are for any political news that distracts us from what’s really going on this year.