And you thought it was weird when the guy who used to be on The Apprentice ran for president.
Now, even before this 2016 race is over, former Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Curt Schilling is making national headlines for something he says on Periscope all the time: he will run for president in 2024. And yes, he’s serious about it.
If you didn’t know it by now, Schilling is a Republican. He’s very conservative. His political stances lost him his job at ESPN and gained him a slot on Satellite Radio with Breitbart. But Schilling wants to do more than just be a conservative talk show host, he wants to be the leader of the United States.
His plan is simple: he will run for a state office first. He expects to win and with experience there, he will then take off and run for president. So the position in state office would likely be a springboard.
Schilling might face a problem though: he lives in Massachusetts, an overwhelmingly Democratic state. Yes, the governor is a Republican (Charlie Baker) and Scott Brown briefly held a spot in the senate earlier this decade. But Schilling’s views are far right and Massachusetts is one of the further left states in the nation.
The question Schilling would face is: how many Red Sox fans would vote for him just because he’s Curt Schilling? Would his 21-win season in 2004 and valiance in the postseason be considered enough to put him in such a position of power? That would be for the voters to decide — and I’m not a registered voter so luckily, I don’t have to make those decisions.
It’s smart of Schilling to run in 2024 instead of going head-to-head with Yeezy.
It is unclear exactly what position Schilling would run for first. But he wanted to run for senate before.