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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: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

I THINK IT IS INAPPROPRIATE AND WAY TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT TIM TEBOW AND POLITICS....SHAME ON DAVID FEHERTY FOR BRINGING IT UP WHEN TEBOW HAS A LOT MORE FB TO PLAY......THAT BEING SAID, IN MY OPINION, WE HAVE FAR TOO MANY LOCAL/STATE/NATIONAL POLITICIANS THAT HAVE LITTLE TO NO UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN-TEAM-MEMBER FIRST AND ACT/LEGISLATE FOR THE OVERALL GOOD OF THE TEAM-USA INSTEAD OF FOR THE DEM-TEAM OR THE GOP-TEAM OR THE TEA PARTY-TEAM OR THE FAR LEFT OBAMA IDEOLOGUE-TEAM........I BELIEVE THAT FORMER PRO ATHLETES LIKE BILL BRADLEY AND JACK KEMP BROUGHT A LOT MORE THAN JUST PARTY POLITICS TO CONGRESS.......GIVEN THE CHOICE I WILL ALWAYS VOTE FOR ATHLETES RUNNING FOR OFFICE AND USUALLY VOTE AGAINST INCUMBANTS TO GET NEW PEOPLE WITH FRESH IDEAS ON BOARD TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY. HOPEFULLY TEBOW AND MORE ATHLETES WILL GET INTO POLITICS WHEN THEIR TIME COMES.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Serphnx,


Tebow seems like a good person so I don't understand why he'd ever become a politician. I have never met an honest politican in my life. For that field you have to be a jackass and completely disconnected from reality and the average person. There are some professions where you just can't be a good person and be effective at it.

I don't think Tebow would lower himself to being a politician



Great points.  I would like to ad that it would be nice to have an honest guy in there.  Also what does it say about us who keep voting for these dishonest guys?   



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:07 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Tebow seems like a good person so I don't understand why he'd ever become a politician. I have never met an honest politican in my life. For that field you have to be a jackass and completely disconnected from reality and the average person. There are some professions where you just can't be a good person and be effective at it.

I don't think Tebow would lower himself to being a politician.



Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Can the media please stop hyping this guy?

They act like he is the ONLY man inthe NFL that does charitable things.

There are PLENTY of others in the NFL that do PLENTY of good deeds, that are far superior players who do not get a fraction of the hype this below than average QB gets.

Enough of this guy because frankly he has done absolutely NOTHING as a pro QB to garner this kind of media attention.

I'm sick and tired of this guy and his damn self-righteous mother. 



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

no never happen.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 12:55 pm
 

Does Tim Tebow have a future in politics?

Please make it stop... ugh.


I'd rather hear more bulljive from Manning and Irsay than another story about Tebow...  


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