Time reports that Lance Armstrong is thinking about a future in politics. And if his quote today in USA Today is any indication, Lance is a Texan that liberals and progressives would embrace with open arms. Here's what Lance said:
“Funding [for cancer research] is tough to come by these days,” he says. “The biggest downside to a war in Iraq is what you could do with that money. What does a war in Iraq cost a week? A billion? Maybe a billion a day? The budget for the National Cancer Institute is four billion. That has to change. It needs to become a priority again.
“Polls say people are much more afraid of cancer than of a plane flying into their house or a bomb or any other form of terrorism. It is a priority for the American public.”
Smart, good at math, a true hero, and a household name. Do you really think Bill Frist or Jeb Bush would have a chance? What are we waiting for? Somebody start the "Draft Lance" website (and for President, please, not for the governor of a state where the Lieutenant Governor has more power).
Thanks to ThinkProgress for the heads up.