April Fools' 2009: Tebow To Lead Republicans
Florida QB Tim Tebow
CFN EXCLUSIVE ... Is Tim Tebow really being considered to become one of the leaders of the Republican Party? According to several insiders, the idea is being thrown around by some very important people.
CFN SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE
Tebow To Lead Republican Party
As Reported By Pete
Two weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh, the
popular talk radio host and conservative icon, was taking a walk outside
of his home in West Palm Beach when he struck up a conversation with two
people wearing Florida Gators t-shirts.
During the brief chat, one of
the fans asked Limbaugh who he thought would be the right person to
steer the Republican Party in the right direction. Limbaugh, a die-hard
football fan who spent a stint as a studio personality for ESPN’s Sunday
Countdown, jokingly quipped that he thought Tim Tebow would be the
What started as an off-the-cuff remark has
turned into a minor movement that appears to be gaining momentum by the
day. One of the people Limbaugh was talking with was Horace White, a key
member of the Republican Party of Florida who mulled over the concept of
Tebow, a registered Republican, trying to do for the struggling party
what he has done for the Gators by being the leader and the figurehead
for the party. He'd tour the country, make speeches, and inspire people
by simply being Tim Tebow.
RPOF Chairman Jim Greer floated the
idea to others in the national offices, and all of a sudden the idea has
taken on a behind-the-scenes life of its own.
“It’s not as crazy
as it might sound,” said Greer. “Think about it. Arnold Schwarzenegger
as the Governor of California? Guess what? He turned out to be a leader
of the party and would’ve been a prime candidate for President if he had
been born in the U.S.”
“We think Tebow represents the best of
what the Republicans can offer,” Greer continued. “He’s a leader, he’s a
winner, and he’s a God-fearing young man who has a wisdom and maturity
beyond his years.”
Greer and fellow Florida republicans would be
looking for Tebow to become a figurehead at first, and then became the
one to lead the G.O.P. in a new direction, possibly as the Republican
National Committee Chair at some point after becoming a star in the
Florida political circles. The idea of Governor, at some point after his
pro career, has been floated out there.
One overzealous fan, Cletus Spuckler,
even created a series of posters and bumper stickers saying Tebow For
President 2024, but was then reminded that Tebow isn’t eligible for the
presidency because he was born in the Philippines.
said a straight-faced Spuckler. “That didn’t stop that
socialist Muslim Obama from getting
White and Greer have different plans for Tebow, hoping
for a decent NFL career to increase his profile and bring that much more
attention to the party and races down the road.
“Because of his
age (Tebow will be 22 this August) we’re looking more to use him eight
years from now for the 2016 election,” said Greer. “Until then we’re
interested in trying to build him up, show him the ropes, and make him
the new star of the party. Someone to rally around and, of course,
someone to inspire us.”
Tebow laughed off the rumor saying he is
“concentrating on the season and winning another national title, God
bless,” but others have endorsed the idea.
Thom Brennaman, who
called the BCS Championship game for Fox, agrees with the plan.
“In such a cynical and sarcastic society, often times looking for the
negative on anybody and anything, if you're fortunate enough to spend
five minutes or 20 minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to ask Tebow to circumcise me.”
Happy April Fool’s Day … And God Bless