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Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Posted on: February 5, 2012 12:37 pm
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By Ryan Wilson

Tim Tebow is 24 years old, a former Heisman Trophy winner, a starting NFL quarterback and outside of Madonna, probably the biggest celebrity in Indianapolis this week. On Saturday night, he won the the GMAC Never Say Never Award for his game-winning touchdown run against the Jets during the regular season. But Tebow is more than a football player. He's deeply religious and his foundation's initiatives include building a hospital in the Philippines and granting wishes to terminally ill patients.

So it should come as no surprise that after Tebow's football career is over he may pursue other endeavors. Likes, say, politics.

"It could be something in my future," Tebow told David Feherty during an interview on Feherty Live. "It's something I'll have to think about and if I pray about, you know, I have no idea right now. But possibly."

Political offices at the local, state and federal levels are littered with former athletes. But nobody anywhere has Tebow's charisma. That said, once you get past the winning smile and sunny disposition, there are the issues.

Tebow, an evangelical Christian, appeared with his mother in a pro-life commercial during the Super Bowl two years ago. Needless to say, the ad was divisive. He would have very little trouble energizing a flaccid Republican base, but winning national elections are all about appealing to moderates in both parties. It's not clear Tebow could -- or would -- do that. (Such concerns would be less an issue if he ran for a senate seat in a conservative state.)

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves; Tebow told Feherty that "I have no idea right now." But while he prays about his future, some Republican candidates are already counting on Tebow's endorsement. That's something Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin might want to look into, too.

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Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2012 8:40 am
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

What the hell are you talking about "about nothing"?! Were you reading what I actually wrote or did you start seeing what you wanted to see as soon as you determined I am not a Tebow fanboy? It was plainly obvious in the 2nd part. I didnt say ONLY dumb white trash. But, as I said, at that point you were seeing what you wanted to see. Lastly, this country IS most definetely becoming a joke. Things like this are a reflection of where our society is. Back in the 1800s it would have been insulting and demenaing the office to entertain the idea of someone being advocated for public office merely because people were fond of him as an "entertainer" (thats what football players are). Where there is smoke (this article), there is fire



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:02 am
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

He gets my vote to stop playing, go to Congress another place to do nothing.




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:33 am
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

I'd love to see Tim Tebow in politics and out of the Denver Broncos quarterback uniform!  He needs to pray about it right now and chase his new career! 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:01 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

As long as dumb white trash, Gator homers, and dumb young hormonal girls exist then yes sadly he could gain some popularity as a politician. Then again, the only demographic that shows up at polls there ever is the dumb white trash.  Its plainly obvious Tebow would be a right-winger so those tards would vote for him just because they know his name. Just like all the tards her in Pennsylvania who voted for Lynn Swann as governor (he was crushed) against Rendell. Despite the fact that Swann never had a stand on any issue whatsoever, these Steeler morons voted for him solely for that reason. What is this world coming to? We do things like entertain running Tim Tebow for office in goofy stories and ignore quality candidates. Then we wonder why government is run like crap right now. Government isnt the problem, the people running it are. Stop putting half-witted tools in there and things will be absolutely fine. Bad government is 99% the voters fault. Start paying attention ("politics is boring" is not an acceptable excuse), start speaking up and stop voting for idiotic candidates for idiotic reasons like "Oh boy he was one of my favorite football players. Wow , this country is seriously becoming a joke
BINGO! SPOT ON CORRECT!  couldnt have said it any better! thank you!

the hater excuse ....WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA just like after the alabama game. 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:57 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

cbs cant go one day without their beloved kiss ass fraud. we have cbs writing columns about why peyton is stealing the spotlight on the superbowl and yet here comes the hypocrites, cbs, with none other than their messiah on the front page

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P.S to CBS.....THE BLOW didnt make the superbowl and its not his home stadium.

whose stealing the spotlight? cbs=HYPOCRITES to THE MAX. HOW DARE MANNING STEAL THE BLOWS SPOTLIGHT
 



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Amen!

I'm with you brother. Must be tough when you have hate as your baggage.



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

As long as dumb white trash, Gator homers, and dumb young hormonal girls exist then yes sadly he could gain some popularity as a politician. Then again, the only demographic that shows up at polls there ever is the dumb white trash.  Its plainly obvious Tebow would be a right-winger so those tards would vote for him just because they know his name. Just like all the tards her in Pennsylvania who voted for Lynn Swann as governor (he was crushed) against Rendell. Despite the fact that Swann never had a stand on any issue whatsoever, these Steeler morons voted for him solely for that reason. What is this world coming to? We do things like entertain running Tim Tebow for office in goofy stories and ignore quality candidates. Then we wonder why government is run like crap right now. Government isnt the problem, the people running it are. Stop putting half-witted tools in there and things will be absolutely fine. Bad government is 99% the voters fault. Start paying attention ("politics is boring" is not an acceptable excuse), start speaking up and stop voting for idiotic candidates for idiotic reasons like "Oh boy he was one of my favorite football players. Wow , this country is seriously becoming a joke
RundDueceRun... first, this is a helluva rant... really about nothing what so ever.  Do you know what Tebow would stand for, or you just shootin' your load to let off some steam? 

I've got some black friends that are HUGE Tebow fans... feel kinda bad for them since only white trash likes Tebow according to you. 

The country is becoming a joke?  Nah, just the people taking stuff too seriously on this forum... there is the joke.  Go get ya some brother, it will help!
Love ya.



Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:21 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

viagara ??? do u mean VIAGRA or NIAGARA ???



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

He still has the "wah-wahs".

He needs speech therapy before becoming a politican.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!

 

Is anyone else ABSOLUTELY SICK of hearing, reading, watching this Tebowmania garbage?!?  Today is the Superbowl .... and CBSSports has an article on .... TEBOW ... who isn't even playing in it.  Can we stop this?  All I'm asking is for you media types to STOP talking about this god-awful quarterback like he's the second coming for all of  .... I dunno ... a MONTH maybe?!?  I'm not asking for much!



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