Former baseball player and ESPN pundit Curt Schilling announced yesterday that he will challenge Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018, meaning Democrats can rest easy knowing that seat is safe.
“I’ve made my decision, I’m going to run,” he said. “But I have to talk to Shonda, my wife, and ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”
Schilling took issue with Warren opposing a November ballot question aimed at dramatically expanding the number of charter schools in Massachusetts. He said he’s not scared to debate her, noting that the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians when he was a player.
I don’t think debating one of the smartest senators in Congress is in any way comparable to defeating the Cleveland Indians, but Schilling is a moron so, whatever. Sure.
As you know, Schilling founded a video game studio after he retired from baseball and then promptly drove the company into the ground after receiving a massive loan from the state of Rhode Island. Schilling misled the state government by promising more than he could deliver and state taxpayers ended up with the bill.
Schilling was also fired by ESPN because he refused to stop posting racist, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic memes on Twitter and Facebook.
Of course, by saying the decision is ultimately up to his wife, Schilling has left himself an escape hatch to retreat from this losing battle.