WASHINGTON (CNN) - When former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling started making noise last week about pursuing Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, he said he had been contacted by several people about running - but he declined to say by whom.
It turns out one of those people was John McCain.
McCain’s spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan told CNN Tuesday that the former GOP presidential nominee – a friend of Kennedy’s – spoke to Schilling last week and encouraged him to seek the office.
McCain initiated the conversation.
Schilling endorsed McCain early in the presidential process in 2007 and campaigned for the Arizona senator in New Hampshire during the presidential race. He also campaigned with George W. Bush in 2004, the same year he helped the Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918.
Schilling has sounded like a politician in recent says, outlining his positions on several issues on his blog.
But the six-time All-Star has remained coy about whether or not he plans to take the leap, telling interviewers that the chances of a run remain slim. There’s also the question about whether Schilling could run as a Republican because he’s a registered independent.
Don't need no stinkin' baseball player pretending to understand lawmaking. Period. McCain has judgement – BAD JUDGEMENT.
wow another great political pick by McCain..... the man must be senile!
He may have helped win a World Series for Boston, but a liberal he is not. I don't think he'll stand a chance of winning .
Remember the laet time McCain picked someone to run. Does the name Palin ring a bell.
I'd like to see Schilling run for McCain's senate seat.
And the story is?
Thats the problem, campaigned with GWB. Guilt by association.
McCain is a senseless loser. He also can pick a loser out of a crowd in a minute....Palin for example.
Stay away, please.
And of course John McCain is such a good judge of character. He unleashed the Palin plague on America...
Proving once again that McCain has really "lost his marbles".
He better stick with baseball ... politically speaking he backs real losers and obviously he's not too bright! His athletic skills are apparent ... his intelligence and good judgement are not!
I'm afraid John McCain's judgment in the selection of potential candidates has already proven ill-fated. Two words: Sarah Palin.
McCain knows how to pick em huh? John McCain is a moron.
If Al Franken can call himself Senator, why not Curt Schilling?
Another fine choice John........First Sarah now Chuck...........They do have a lot in common........Both have no Clue as to what the job requires........John, you really just shoot from the hip don't ya...
Anyone being endorced by MCCain should be vetting carefully, remember his last pick (Palin) I think McCain should hang it up, some of his last discissions during his campaign wasn't the smartest discissions in hs career........The republicans need to clean house and start over with new people new ideas....all their ranting and raving as of lately hasn't given anyone any solutions to any of the problems that are facing this country, all they give us is complaining about what the democrats are doing wrong, but they don't have any Right solutions. So get rid of your McCain, Palin, Huckabee, Romney, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, and all those in the Congress that are doing absolutely nothing to right the wrongs of the last eight years of their leadership.....
Figures...first he picks a quitter to campaign with, now an ex-baseball player. What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sit down and shut up John!! Why don't you retire and live in one of your ...how many houses do you have??
There’s also the question about whether Schilling could run as a Republican because he’s a registered independent.
Since so many of the Independents have come over to the Republican side since January, I'm surprised there is still that distinction.
Another idiot move by John McCain. What makes him think a baseball player is qualified to be in the Senate? The same bozos who thought Sarah Palin was qualified to be VP. Enough said.
John, its time. Go get your golf clubs.
Schilling, who claims to be an independent is nothing more than a republican in disguise...he doesn't have a chance in Massachusetts. He should move some place else...Just beat it. He not only supported McCain but he also supported Bush...don't let him forget that!!!
What expereince does Schilling have other than being a right wing hack. He voted for Bush because of Cheney? Way to go McCain. Your true extremist views are showing.
No way no how. Schilling lied about his steroid use and he will lie if elected. He is just another self-serving jerk.
I guess McCain has really lost his marbles. First Palin and now Schilling. I can't believe I used to believe the things McCain would say.