Curt Schilling, the retired pitching great and outspoken conservative blowhard who was canned by ESPN, says he’ll run for president in the not-so-distant future. And in case you’re frantically checking right now, this is indeed COED.com and not The Onion.
Schilling was fired as an ESPN baseball announcer because after repeatedly being warned not to post polarizing conservative memes on social media, the guy just couldn’t resist. I understand that we have freedom of speech in this country, but that doesn’t give you a free pass to post whatever you want if you work in a corporate environment like ESPN. What Schilling did was just plain stupid. But I guess it was the first step in his grand scheme to become president.
Curt Schilling said he’ll run for state office first and the white house in 8 years. Then he clarified, “Or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.” I don’t even like Hillary Clinton, but the implication that she can only win through an illegal event is just a preeminent excuse by Trump and his supporters and it undermines our democracy.
I guess yet another residual effect of this Donald Trump run is that it’s given hope to every other obnoxious B-list celebrity that they could one day too be a presidential candidate. While I’m skeptical that Trump’s business background will adequately prepare him to lead the free world, at least the dude is a billionaire. I don’t see how Schilling’s dirty split-finger fastball is going to translate to him being an effective elected official whatsoever.
With that being said, who knows where the Republican party will be in 4 or 8 years. Schilling’s only competition for the nomination might end up being the dude from Joanie Loves Chachi. Even then, I’d still put my money on Schilling losing.