GOP Candidates: NFL QB Edition
by Todd Saffell
Steve has made the football analogy on his radio show that in 2010, voters made a goal line stand and it worked, but now we’re pinned deep in our own endzone and we need a couple of first downs (victories) to give us some breathing room. So, who should be our quarterback?
Unfortunately no Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers has emerged through the debate and vetting process, so voters are left to sort out the field. With that in mind and after enjoying the GOP Candidate: Pizza Edition a few months ago, I present the GOP Candidates-NFL Quarterback Edition:
Texas Governor Rick Perry – Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills. Started strong, but faded badly once in the spotlight.
Rick Santorum – Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers. Some past baggage seems to keep him from getting credit or recognition for a fine season. Just hasn’t caught the imagination of the electorate, or more importantly their wallets.
Michelle Bachmann – Matthew Stafford, Detroit Loins. Has all the promise and tools you’re might be looking for, but just can’t stay healthy (Perry steals Straw Poll momentum, Tonight Show disaster).
Ron Paul – This one is easy….Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos. Depending on who you ask, he’s either the greatest ever or an abomination to the game.
Mitt Romney – Eli Manning, New York Giants. Overshadowed in his own division (Romo and Vick); in his own city (Sanchez); heck, even in his own house (yeah, that Peyton guy). He’s the poor guy trying to get everyone to like him and it just isn’t working.
Newt Gingrich – Brett Favre, former QB, Green Bay Packers. You just don’t know if your going to get a perfectly thrown 40 yarder into tight coverage, or an off-balance, over the shoulder pick 6.
Todd Saffell is a Steve Deace Show listener.