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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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Comments

Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:43 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

He would have my vote. Honest, hard working, and has integrity.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:40 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

"the ad was divisive."

Sometimes I feel like I live in a loony bin.  Someone please tell me how a commercial of his mother telling the story how she kept Tim when she was being told to abort him is divisive.  What kind of a person would root on an abortion.  Sick, Sick people.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

I would vote for him over any of our current possible presidential candidates.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:54 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



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

First the right wing  religious media tried to make him seem like a decent Qb but his stats sucked and he had one of hte worst starting QB ratings in history.  Now dumb biased jerks liek  Ryan Wilson  want to stuff him down are throats as a poltician.  There's a super bowl about to happen and Wislon is determined to write about  Teblow as if he can't figure any other stories of merit.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

 Needless to say,
No, it wasn't! It was simply showing that his mother chose him. That's not divisive unless you are a warped, self-centered cynic looking for that sort of thing. It was simple, classy and the opposite of how you have categorized it.


He would have very little trouble energizing a flaccid Republican base, but winning national elections are all about appealing to moderates in both parties
What do you know about a political base? My guess is based on your bias, you are a liberal. I'm a moderate and I can tell you Tebow would appeal to that base big time. He's honest, hard-working and has faith. Most people who are moderates embrace that. How would you know that?

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves
Then why did you write this biased article? Stick to sports. You barely know that.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:33 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Tebow looks the part, but he is not a polished enough communicator yet ... in time, he could grow into the part.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:23 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Also what does it say about us who keep voting for these dishonest guys?



There is substance to the Giant Douche / Turd Sandwich paradigm.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:15 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

He would have very little trouble energizing a flaccid Republican base


Has Tebowmania really replaced Viagara? Hmmm... If so, I guess I haven't been giving him enough credit.




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

He could be elected governor of Florida right now. Maybe even Texas. 


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