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. All the news that's fit to omit

    I live here and I have met Brown a few times, good family man, a fellow veteran, has some moderate views and is not a right winger by any stretch, he is EXACTLY WHAT JOHN KENNEDY was, a moderate Dem/Republican type who is not wedded to a sole ideology.

    Martha "the milk carton" Coakley is nothing but a spineless rubber stamp for every progressive ideal that comes down the pipe and to our State and Countries detriment.

    Scott Brown, a two party system in Mass with different ideas are what is needed.

    Brown 2010.

    January 4, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only change any Republican wants to make is go back to Bush years that they so fully endorsed.

    January 4, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Moderate Democrat

    There has never been a good republican. By definition, republicans are ANTI AMERICAN. Just ask Cheney, who REFUSED to serve his country FIVE TIMES by avoiding and running from his draft.

    January 4, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. billfrompa

    schilling's a lot like senator jim bunning from kentucky. and bunning is a real knucklehead. i've no problem with conservative ideas but i like them linked to an acceptable level of IQ.

    January 4, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Richard-Arkansas

    Good luck. If I remember correctly, George W. Bush was for smaller government and a balanced budget and left office with a much larger government and the deficiet double what he inherited because Clinton was running a bonus and like a teenager, Bush could stand it when he had a dollar in his pocket and just had to spend it and $5 trillion more on his "base" as he called his already rich friends.

    Bring back the Reagan tax rates and let's get the budget balanced and dare the tea whatevers to fight against something that should achieve their goals (except for getting rid of a black president one way or another).

    January 4, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Palintologist

    Well, Johnny Damon DID say they were "just a bunch of idiots". Here's your proof.

    January 4, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. Clint

    The man could pitch, but that doesn't qualify him to do much else than run a fantasy baseball camp.

    January 4, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. Dan, TX

    I want health care reform. If a woman has coverage through her husband's work and they get a divorce, she is SOL is she has a pre-existing condition. If she had breast cancer she CAN'T get insurance for ANYTHING let alone coverage in case she gets another cancer. THE LAW IS WRONG to allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people who are a 'risk'. Once the insurance companies start profiling your DNA and excluding anything you have a "predisposition" for, you will only pay for coverages of diseases you probably won't get and won't be able to get coverage for diseases you are more likely to get.

    January 4, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. Nathan,

    Schilling is someone people stopped listening to when he was talking about baseball. What makes him think that anyone wants to listen to him when he talks about politics. The stupidity of these people who don't realize what the Republicans did to this country is mindboggling. They just don't get it and they never will. Schilling is a perfect example of why Obama should forget about trying to reason with the other side and move forward with his agenda without them.

    This moron Schilling would have had a easier time of gettting into the Hall of Fame than getting into the senate and we know he's not getting into the Hall of Fame. If he thought that he had an audience for his way of thinking he would be running for the senate instead of running his mouth.

    January 4, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. Koopa

    Curt was all for the concentration of power in the hands of one party when the Republicans ran things. Stick to baseball, Curt. You are way too rich to have any idea of what America needs and wants.

    January 4, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Alex

    "He's for SMALLER government, stopping the concentration of power in one political party, a strong military and vigorous homeland defense"

    The irony of Republican positions these days doesn't even take a separate sentence to reveal itself... Yes, gotta love small government that spends hundreds of billions of dollars a year bombing the crap out of brown people who stand in the way of us controlling their resources! And maintain hundreds of unnecessary international garrisons... Not to mention an executive branch that retains the right to kidnap people from anywhere in the world and torture them physically and psychologically, for the sole crime of being unhappy with the American occupying force in their country (or even worse, being a journalist who has the gall to WRITE ABOUT this unhappiness!).

    Small government indeed... Schilling is a dope.

    January 4, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. dude palin

    I really do not care what this guy thinks...The people of the great state of Mass.can seperate politics from baseball ! Go to the minor leagues
    Curt because that is the party you support !!

    January 4, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. K

    I used to have some respect for Schilling, but now it has flown out the window.

    January 4, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. mjm

    wow...even a dumb jock gets it. Why can't Libs?

    Libs are like dumb jocks that don't play sports.

    January 4, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. JA/TN

    another so called celebrity endorsement, is all we need, next month he be busted of something illicit

    January 4, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  16. Ex-NC-Pub

    A man who gladly took millions of dollars for sitting out his last year, criticizes Democrats?

    January 4, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. Perspective

    Republican endorses Republican...shocking.

    Interesting to note RNC Steele advocating BIG government vouchers on the same page as another Republican projecting size of gov on others. Hypocrisy, indeed.

    Vouchers have been ruled unconstitutional and are an infringement upon separation of church and state.

    Imagine "conservative" BIG government hypocritically deciding which religion would get taxpayer funding: Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christianity, Jewish, etc.? Pandora's box comes to mind...no thanks.

    January 4, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Who cares?

    January 4, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  19. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Normally I wait to see who the offensive line of the Philadelphia Eagles favor in elections but gosh if Curt Schilling says this guy is good, then it must be true!

    January 4, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  20. payback

    ....You may be a good pitcher......But your advice on politics. Shows, you a clueless, about eveything else.

    January 4, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. Reggie

    Curt Schilling is a SMART man. Let's get some republicans back in DC, who believe in smaller gov't and lower taxes.

    January 4, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. Dick_NH

    That's strike two, Curt.

    January 4, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  23. vijay

    No wonder Schilling is a loser. Were you been 8 years ago.?Don't blame Obama. Blame Bush and his cronies.
    Hayward, ca

    January 4, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. chill

    Maybe you can stick a towel over your ahead again Curt so you don't have to watch the guy LOSE!

    January 4, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. RepublicanCommunismWorse

    As a Rays fan, it makes me feel good to know that Schilling is clueless, but has read the Fox talking points. If he was serious, the kickbacks and lying would be a good reason for Schilling to dump the GOP, and support health reform instead of the health insurance industry.

    January 4, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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