Curt Schilling: I’ll Run for Senate Against Elizabeth Warren
Ed Wade famously described Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling as a horse every fifth day, and “on the other four days, he tends to say things which are detrimental to the club and clearly self-serving.” The reader was left to fill in the punch line: A horse every fifth day, and a horse’s ass the other four.
Schilling slid into a job as an ESPN analyst after retiring from baseball. But he was fired earlier this year for sharing an anti-transgender meme on Facebook.
As a result, Schilling got a ton of support from conservative media, and has since transitioned into a conservative pundit. Yes, this whole scenario is very 2016.
Now Schilling is attempting to branch out even more: He said he’s decided to run for U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Warren in 2018. Speaking on Rhode Island radio station WPRO, Schilling said he’s made up his mind to run — but hasn’t told his wife yet. (So who knows. We could be looking at a Tom Knox situation here.)
Schilling recently caused controversy, and was the subject of much mockery, for painfully defending Donald Trump’s comments about women on television. You might think Schilling would end up disqualifying himself for the U.S. Senate with talk like that, but Donald Trump has caused controversy and been mocked more than anyone — and he’s the Republican nominee for president. Trump easily won the GOP primary in Massachusetts. Schilling is the bloody sock hero of the 2004 World Series and inspires almost as much mockery as Trump does. He’s a shoe-in!
For example, earlier this year Schilling said of Hillary Clinton: “She should be buried under a jail somewhere. If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and I’ll be upset.” Sounds a lot like Trump!
Warren defeated incumbent Scott Brown in the 2012 Senate election in the state; before that, she was a professor at Penn Law for eight years before leaving for Harvard in 1995. A hypothetical poll in September put Warren ahead of Schilling by 19 points.