Although former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow may not have been known for his arm strength and passing ability, the devoutly religious public figure may toss up a Hail Mary anyway and seek a seat as a U.S. Representative. Not only is this district his home, he is uniquely qualified to be a Florida congressman.
Republican sources told the Examiner that they are reaching out to Tebow in hopes he will consider a bid. They are even quietly pulling together a potential campaign team that he could use for the upcoming August 30 primary. “We could hit the ground running, immediately,” said the source.
Tebow has stated that he is interested in politics and now that Crenshaw is stepping down, county citizens are saying it is a great change for him to take that spot.
He told Fox News at his recent charity golf tournament that a future in politics isn’t impossible.
“If there is any chance Tebow could run, Republicans and the NRCC should actively recruit him and welcome him into the party”.
Tebow has yet to respond to the endorsement.
If Tebow does indeed run, members of the GOP think he would be a “shoo-in” for the seat and he would bring out more voters in an election year that has proven to be insane enough without adding another sideshow. Tebow electrified college football during his time as the quarterback for the University of Florida, breaking records on his way to winning national championships in 2006 and 2008 and claiming the sport’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy, in 2007.
Washington Times writes of other different reasons why the political run would make total sense. His signature move on the field was to get down on one knee and pray on the field, an act eventually dubbed “Tebowing”.
by Kelly Lowe