(Different) 2008 Watch: Kerry vs. Schilling?
January 26, 2007
Curt Schilling, childhood hero of Dash Hammerskjold for his 2-0 win in Game 5 of the 1993 World Series (and not his Game 1 loss), and assassin of teammate Doug Glanville’s EverQuest avatar, is reportedly considering challenging former “The Electras” bassplayer John Kerry in the ’08 Massachussets Senate race.
I’m quite conflicted about who to support. My real problem is I’m not sure who the favourite is. We here are the salad are fans of longshot candidates, whether they be Joe Biden or Mary Carey, and I can’t tell whether or not Kerry is favored over the Schill. Sure, its hard to beat an incumbant, but if the Red Sox win a world series in the next two years, and if Schilling is a big part of the championship…
Schilling might have some problems with the Republican base. He’s conflicted over whether to vote for close personal friend McCain, or Barack Obama. But he does have a good platform: Schilling wants to fire everyone associated with the Big Dig.
Otherwise, his two biggest concerns are funding ALS research (through his foundation) and winning another World Series. Something tells me that with the ascent of the Royals, he may have a better chance at attaining that last goal as part of a legislative package than he does on the field.