January 4th, 2010
02:08 PM ET
5 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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  1. Rickster

    I always likes Curt Schilling as a pitcher. Now I like him even more.

    January 4, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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