Skip to comments.Elway, Malone, Nicklaus, Top Athletes Endorse Bush
Posted on 10/21/2004 8:40:33 AM PDT by 84rules
To our fellow Americans:
We have given much thought to the values and characteristics that make a great athlete. Our lives have been spent trying to run farther, push further, and jump higher than the person beside us, or across the field of our chosen sport.
With years of training and exhaustive competition beneath our belts, we have identified the values necessary to compete and win--values like personal strength, determination, a sense of fair play and faith.
The same qualities that make a great athlete make a great President - he determination to do what is right, regardless of the latest polls, the personal strength to bear the weight of the nation on your shoulders, and the faith that a higher power will direct the actions of good people.
We see in President Bush these same qualities.
In 2001, our nation was attacked without cause or provocation. The President's values saw us through those dark days after the terrorist attack.
The economy was rocked by the dual blows of the terrorists' cowardly action and the reckless disregard of the rules by a few rogue executives. But President Bush's decisive, principled leadership has moved America forward, and today our nation is safer and our economy is strong and getting stronger.
The fight against terrorism takes decisiveness. It takes continued support for our troops and first responders. But most importantly, it takes courage and inspirational leadership in the White House. In these critical times, our President has had the courage to stand up and do what's right.
For that and for his unwavering character, we choose George W. Bush as our President for the next four years. He is a leader we can depend on to make the tough decisions and the right decisions. Please join us in supporting a candidate of courage, President Bush--a leader who backs our troops defending our nation and shares our values.
Ernie Banks - MLB Hall Of Famer
Daniel Beery - Olympic Gold Medalist, Rowing
Carlos Beltran - MLB All-Star Centerfielder
Craig Biggio - MLB All-Star Catcher and Second Baseman
Josh Davis - Three Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming
Adam Dunn - MLB All Star Left Fielder
John Elway - NFL Hall Of Famer
Bob Feller - MLB Hall Of Fame Pitcher
Natalie Golda - Olympic Bronze Medalist, Water Polo
Matt Hasselbeck - NFL Quarterback
Bernie Kosar - NFL Quarterback, Ret.
Steve Largent - NFL Hall Of Famer
Karl Malone - NBA All-Star and MVP Winner
Anthony Munoz - NFL Hall Of Famer
Jack Nicklaus - PGA Tour Most Championship Titles
Mary Lou Retton - Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics
Dot Richardson - Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Softball
Nolan Ryan - MLB Hall Of Fame Pitcher
Janet Lynn Salomon - Olympic Bronze Medlaist, Figure Skating
Chris Spielman - NFL Linebacker, Ret.
Roger Staubach - NFL Hall Of Famer
Kerri Sturg - Olypic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics
Lynn Swann - NFL Hall Of Famer
Todd Walker - MLB Second Baseman
We don't want to get into this game. There are 10x more athletes who will endorse Kerry, even non-Allen-Iverson types.
Great post and a bttt!
Ernie Banks...one of my favorite ball players of all time.
Jason Seehorn and his wife Angie Harmon are also openly supporting Bush.
John Elway and Lynn Swan should consider running for office someday in their respective states.
Damn few exceptions to this as I look down the list.
I have a feeling Adam Dunn is a southpark republican but could be wrong. He likes to party with his pal Austin Kearns and likes to look at the ladies as he patrols left field. Dunno how he handles single life being in the MLB as it can lead to social problems like kids out of wedlock and rape charges for over zealous past girlfriends.
Dunn is from Texas so it might just be nature for him to support Bush. Im good with it.
Also, A Rod and Raphael Palmeiro are Bush supporters, donating the max to the campaign this election cycle
I seriously doubt it. I would expect that the vast majority of pro athletes would be apolitical, too busy gettin' laid and paid to worry about little stuff like who's running the country.
Karl Malone could potentially be a powerful spokesperson. He's reasonably articulate and intelligent, well-spoken, a down-home kind of guy. I wish he wasn't on the Lakers, I'd like to see him get a championship ring.
So...where's the report on these endorsements on the nightly news tonight? Oh. Never mind.
I care what the morons in our cities and schools think. They will determine the future of this Republic.
It looks grim.
bump and ping!
I like how you think!! GO 'STROS
They might as well ad 99% of the PGA Tour and 99% of the Nascar drivers/teams.
Great post - thanks.
She's a very good actress, but a real dipwad in an interview.