It’d be great if Curt Schilling ran against Elizabeth Warren unless he won
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her intention to run for reelection in 2018 Friday. In an email to supporters, she wrote that despite Donald Trump’s election not being “the fight we were expecting to fight… this is no time to quit.”
“The people of Massachusetts didn’t send me to Washington to roll over and play dead while Donald Trump and his team of billionaires, bigots, and Wall Street bankers crush the working people of our Commonwealth and this country,” she wrote.
A second Warren term is welcome news for most Democrats. One of the party’s most vocal and visible members, she represents both one of the most progressive voices in the Senate while maintaining strong popularity in her home state. She’s even seen as a possible candidate for president in 2020, something a 2018 reelection bid wouldn’t prevent. Best of all, the Republican she might end up running against is a former baseball player whose most recent claim to fame is fiercely defending his right to find young girls attractive.
Curt Schilling, ex-Phillies, Diamondbacks, and Red Sox pitcher, has made something of a second career for himself by acting like an ass on talk radio and TV in the last few years. For the average joe, he probably entered your radar earlier this fall when he went on Fox Business to stand up for then candidate Donald Trump and his creepy comments about wanting to date a 10-year-old girl. (Ugh, remember that shit? Yeah, he’s going to be president in two weeks.)
“How many times have you looked at a young man and said ‘wow, he’s a beautiful young man?’ ‘Wow, he’s a gorgeous young man,” Schilling asked host Trish Regan. “And that man was 12, 13, 14, 15? Or he’s a beautiful-“
Ugh. Pass. No thanks.
Since then, Schilling’s been on a roll, asking CNN’s Jake Tapper to speak on behalf of all Jewish people regarding their (apparently universal) support of the Democratic Party, and then doubling down when being informed exactly why that’s not cool. Naturally, all that anti-Semitism landed Schilling a plum gig with Breitbart News, where he used his airtime to assert it’s impossible to sexually assault a porn star (because having sex on film means you forfeit your right to consent, I guess.)
Another mark in the “L” column for Schilling’s hopes at getting elected? As you can probably tell from all of the above, he’s not very likable. Despite having a pretty impressive career in baseball (or so Wikipedia tells me) he’s yet to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sportswriters hate the guy, and he’s made no secret of hating them in return, so it’s unlikely many of them are voting for him to be inducted this year. Granted, voters in midterm elections are not all sportswriters, and actually, the ones that would be casting their ballots for him probably all hate the media anyway.
Which is to say, what if he won? Trump did.
[Boston Globe | Photo: Getty]