January 4th, 2010
02:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Schilling backs Brown's Senate bid

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling endorsed Republican Scott Brown for Massachusetts senator Monday.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling endorsed Republican Scott Brown for Massachusetts senator Monday.

(CNN) – Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling endorsed Republican Scott Brown for Massachusetts senator Monday, saying the GOP candidate can put a "screeching halt to the Democratic party's fast tracking this country into an abyss."

Schilling, who briefly flirted with the idea of running for Senate himself last fall, is a longtime Republican who campaigned for John McCain's presidential bid in 2008.

In a Monday post on his blog, Schilling also said the election of Brown could "provide this state with the once in a lifetime chance to change this country forever."

"He's for SMALLER government, stopping the concentration of power in one political party, a strong military and vigorous homeland defense as well as, and probably most appropriate and meaningful right now, giving all Americans Health Care BUT NOT by creating a new Government insurance Program," wrote Schilling.

Despite encouragement from state and national Republicans, Schilling ruled out a bid last September, telling HBO, "Regardless of the amount of support and outreach that's been given to me, it just did not make sense."

Full Schilling post after the jump:

We can truly make a difference. January 19th, here in Massachusetts, that can all change.
Scott Brown is going to provide this state with the once in a lifetime chance to change this country forever.

I won't get into specifics, since if this matters you already know them. Our Government is dead set on passing health care legislation the people have made clear we don't want. Hell they don't even know what it contains but they're sure as hell going to try and pass it anyway.

The kickbacks, the corruption, the lying, the phoniness of it all, it's sickening and only getting worse. The numbers are now beyond comprehension, and there is no one, in office right now, that is giving a hint of those numbers getting smaller or being reduced, it's just not going to happen, but we can change that.

If this state does the right thing, and elects Scott Brown, it will, in addition to being a comeback/upset of 2004 proportions, put a screeching halt to the Democratic parties fast tracking this country into an abyss.

What Government run/funded program in this countries history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that's which one.

Scott is EXACTLY what this state and this country needs right now.

He's for SMALLER government, stopping the concentration of power in one political party, a strong military and vigorous homeland defense as well as, and probably most appropriate and meaningful right now, giving all Americans Health Care BUT NOT by creating a new Government insurance Program.

This state can literally change the Nation in one day, think about that and then go vote for Scott Brown and make it happen.


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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Pete

    Ok, conservatives, I'll type this slowly so your lips don't get tired reading it.

    It is fundamentally impossible to have a government shrunk to the bare bones while simultaneously expecting the same government to provide the military support to ensure 100% safety from the presumably rampaging hordes of terrorists coming to kill us.

    January 4, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Kevin

    Get real!

    January 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Duck Fallas

    Tough guy. Wants to send YOUR kids to fight, would rather throw a baseball than serve.

    January 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Brett

    Schilling is so obnoxious, I can't wait till his positive steroid tests come out and he has to eat crow for throwing everyone else in baseball under the bus.

    January 4, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. Harvey

    Who cares what Curt thinks. He is an entertainer and we all know what Republicans think of politically active entertainers. Wait that is only left wing thinkers.
    Sorry

    January 4, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. dennisk

    Boy, oh, boy, when I need some good advice on who is best to hold the reins of government, I am definitely going to listen to a guy who throws a ball for a living.

    January 4, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. Jane

    Who cares, he is a baseball player, and not a bright one at that. He can't get into specifics because he has no clue what any of these policies are about, all he does is repeat the talking heads on the radio.
    BORING!

    January 4, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. gt

    curt,, sounds like a good choice,, to bad they dont except republicans in that part to of the country,,,

    January 4, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. progress is a good thing

    But Schilling wouldn't know it.

    January 4, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Who cares? Dude is a baseball pitcher, not a certified genius. He throws a small round ball for a living...most of us stopped depending on that for our main source of entertainment shortly after potty training. When, precisely, are people going to start thinking for themselves and not relying on celebrities to tell them what to think? I don't care if it's Schilling and his love of conservative dogma or Brangelina and its baby fetish. The media needs to stop promoting that mentality and people need to get it out of their silly, empty, lazy heads.

    January 4, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Mr. Moderate

    "stopping the concentration of power in one political party"????

    Funny, I don't recall that concern when the Republicans controlled the executive and legislative branches from 2001 to 2007. In fact, that was all part of Karl Rove's dream of a "permanent Republican majority".

    Stinks to be on the other side doesn't it?

    January 4, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. MitchB

    One state can literally change the nation in one day, I would like to see how a Republican can do that w/o doing nothing. I don't think the world was made in one day. Schilling get a coaching job, you're better at that.

    January 4, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. Craig from Atlanta

    Gosh, another multi-millionaire opposed to affordable health care. Good job.

    January 4, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. sensible Cape Coral FL

    The Red Sox can now count one less supporter.

    January 4, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Dennis

    I fail to see how a Republican endorsing a republican is news or quotable for his reasons. Hm.

    January 4, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. Brian in California

    "...saying the GOP candidate can put a "screeching halt to the Democratic party's fast tracking this country into an abyss."

    Uh....wasn't it the Democrats that SAVED the country from falling into that particular abyss that the republicans were set on driving us into???

    I do recall a deep recession that was heading hard and fast into a depression after years of republican rule.. Does anyone else remember this or is it just me??

    January 4, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Jim

    If you amke the kind of money Mr. Schilling makes, you should be a Republican. But if you make the kind of money most of his fans make, you should be a Democrat. The Republicans only care about the rich.

    January 4, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. David in Houston

    Curt who? Who cares...

    January 4, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. obama the liar

    this is going to hurt the Democratic Socialist Party.

    January 4, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Ron Shaw

    Schilling should stick to what he knows - fastballs and curve balls - leave the public policy to those who understand it.

    January 4, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. john

    There has never been a republican president that has successfully shrunk the US Govt. "SMALL GOV'T" is a slogan they use to win elections but translates to nothing meaningful.

    January 4, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    I think Mittens Romney left a bad republican taste in most people's mouth.

    January 4, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  23. thomasz07

    Fast track into an abyss? Hmm... seems that is what happened from 2000 to 2008

    January 4, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  24. Tom

    What is this, third grade? Who would cast their support to a candidate for public office based on an endorsement by a baseball player?

    January 4, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  25. Ben in Texas

    Another rich guy endorses another Repugnant candidate. Shilling is "shilling" for Brown and calling for smaller government, presumably like Reagan and Bush gave us? That's a laugh. He wants to stop the concentration of power in one party (specifically, the Democratic Party), but I'll bet he'd be in favor of that concentration, if the shoe were on the other foot. Shilling says he's for a strong military, so I wonder what he thinks about the destruction of our military under W?

    But he won't run himself. Think it has anything to do with the inevitable investigations into his steroid use?

    January 4, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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