Former Red Sox star pitcher, Curt Schilling announced a couple days ago that he plans to run for the U.S Senate seat in Massachusetts in 2018. His opponent would be Elizabeth Warren, who defeated the well-liked former Senator Scott Brown in 2012. Schilling has proudly stated in the past the he would consider it "an honor to be the one responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics."
Schilling has been in the news for a variety of reasons over the past few months and his Twitter account, where he often engages followers directly over hot button issues, is quite entertaining to look at. Schilling has two years to prepare for his matchup against the outspoken Massachusetts Senator, who has made a name for herself recently by attacking Trump constantly on Twitter.
From the perspective of someone who would like to see Warren out of office, Schilling may not be the best guy to get the job done. Schilling has excellent name recognition, which is an important thing in politics, and he is a beloved sports hero in Boston, but post-2004, he has a large rap sheet that Warren could certainly use against him.
From his firing at ESPN to the bankruptcy of 38 Studios, Warren could try and spin these things in order to undermine Schilling's candidacy. I personally am a big fan of Curt Schilling, both when he played and in his post-playing career. He, like everyone else, has made some mistakes, but what gets overlooked is the fact that Curt and his wife Shonda do a tremendous amount of great charity work in the Boston area.
Both of them are cancer survivors and have contributed significantly to cancer research. I think a guy like Curt Schilling is exactly what the Common Wealth of Massachusetts needs; a guy who isn't afraid to speak his mind and look at things from an outsider's perspective.
I say run Curt! Run!
By Spencer Roush