MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) – Football quarterback Brett Favre may not be running for political office, but take one glance at a new campaign poster in Minnesota and you might be a bit confused.
Dean Barkley - an Independence Party candidate running for U.S. Senate - has decided to capitalize on the recent Favre hoopla and print the phrase "Brett Favre for Minnesota Quarterback" on one side of all his campaign signs. Barkley said it's not just a campaign gimmick, and that he genuinely hopes Favre will eventually end up in Minnesota.
"I firmly believe that Brett's the answer, [and] could bring the Vikings to the promised land," Barkley said. "So I said why not combine my run for the U.S. Senate with our effort to get Brett in Viking purple and get us that Super Bowl victory that every Viking fan wants."
Is just a publicity stunt for a third party candidate often considered a longshot?
"Yes and no," Barkley admits with a laugh. "It's hard when you're running against candidates with millions in special interest money. How do you get your message out?"
News Thursday that Favre has been traded to the New York Jets might throw a kink in Barkley's ad campaign. Still, he insists he's holding out hope the former Green Bay Packer will be traded yet again - and this time to Minnesota.
Barkley is running against incumbent Republican senator Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken, a former SNL alum. Barkley served just under two months as a U.S. senator when he finished the term of Paul Wellstone after he died in a plane crash in 2002.
There aren't enough words to describe how sick to death I am of hearing about this guy.
He would fit right in. Seems like he can,t make his mind up either.
Dont insult us with this stupid idea Its time to move on and FORGET
FORGET FORGET this has been
He has more experience at making decisions that Obama.
Vikings; Favre? Both losers!
Go Jets Go!
Can we quit talking about Brett Favre now?
Favre for senate? Why not ? He can serve with Clooney,Sarandon and Paris Hilton. Thats about as goofy and as far down the hill of decay as this country has slid!
another Senator wasting the tax payer's dollars. I'd bet a nickel he is either a former Repuglican or a Repuglican in disguise.
Brett Favre in a vikes uniform would be like having a Celtic jersey on Jerry West or Elgin Baylor............AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN! Both sides were wrong- but when it comes down to the bottom line- Brett mad the PACKERS a contender throughout his career. As a PACK fan, I cried at his retirement news conference- as a PACK fan, I cried watching the debacle that has taken it's toll on so many in the last week.
I've been a PACKER fan over forty years- and this one really hurts.
SO TAKE YOUR SLOGAN OFF! No Brett for the vikes!
would he return the retirement gifts he received??
Brett is like the clintons. He just won't go away!
Another story as worn out as Obama. Who cares about Favre? With all the trouble and problems in the world why would Favre matter? He's a football player for Pete's sake. Of course he's achieved more in his career than Obama but both are dull.