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The Rushmore Report – Romney Already Being Considered for GOP Leadership?

The Atlantic reports that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is already being considered for a spot in Republican leadership, despite not even announcing yet if he will run for Utah’s open Senate seat, according to a GOP source. This source says that Republican leaders are pushing this idea, despite possible White House opposition.

“According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s fundraising arm and helping recruit and vet prospective GOP candidates for the upper chamber. A Republican source close to Romney confirmed that the idea of the Utah Republican taking over the NRSC has generated chatter in recent weeks,” reports Elaina Plott and McKay Coppins.

The article goes on to say that Gardner called the GOP donor and told him that he “liked Romney” as his replacement. The Atlantic’s source concurred with that assessment, saying, “Romney’s got the stature and a virtually unmatched fundraising base to draw upon. And he’s running because he wants a national platform to help the party anyway.”

The Republican source also noted that it would elevate Romney’s stature as an anti-Trump colleague within the party. “Mitt becoming Senator Mitt Romney and chairman of the NRSC elevates Trump’s biggest intra-party foe,” the Republican donor said. “This is not the outcome Trump wanted when he encouraged Orrin Hatch to run again.”

Earlier this week, Romney announced that he will be making a special announcement regarding Utah’s senate seat on February 15. It is speculated that he will announce he is indeed running. Recent polling suggests that Mitt Romney would absolutely trounce any Democratic opponent in the 2018 election. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Romney would have “64 percent of the vote in Utah, compared to 19 percent for Democrat Jenny Wilson.”

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Timothy Meads writes for Townhall.

The Rushmore Report – Newt Gingrich on How Republicans Hold Congress in 2018

Last week, Newt Gingrich spoke at the Winter Meeting of the Republican National Committee. He shared his thoughts on what the party needs to do to hold both chambers of Congress in the 2018 mid-term elections. Gingrich knows a little about winning elections, given the miracle of 1994. These are the three keys to victory – in his own words.

First, go home and take on everyone.

Contend for every seat. Every Democrat idiotically voted no on the largest tax cut in your lifetime, and they have to go home and explain that. Rep. Joe Kennedy offered the Democratic response to the State of the Union. But you can go to the Ways and Means Committee website for your district. In Kennedy’s district a median-income family of four got a $5,800 tax cut. Now we should be all over him. How can he vote to take away $5,800 from a family of four in his district and send it back to Washington bureaucrats?

Every single one of the Democratic members of the Black caucus voted against the tax cut for their own people and could not applaud the lowest Black unemployment in history. We have to have the nerve to go nose-to-nose with every Democrat in every district.

Second, don’t complain about the news media.

The news media is a fact. The news media is the offensive wing of the other team. They are not the problem. What we do about them is the problem. So, we have to design a campaign plan, and we have to train our candidates assuming the worst about the news media. Whenever you interact with the news media you should assume you’re going into a war zone. You should plan to take the host on and challenge their assumptions.

You would be amazed how many of our folks are too slow, too untrained, and don’t know what they’re talking about. So, they walk in as though George Stephanopoulos is neutral. I mean not only was he the Clinton press secretary, he gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And we allowed him to chair a presidential debate in 2012. Now, you at least have a minimum rule. Nobody who’s completely on the Left is going to get to chair anything for this party’s good future.

Third, we have to have the courage to fight.

You have to be prepared. When someone gets up, the junior senator from New York, and says, “You know, if you talk about chain migration, it’s racist,” we need to say, “You must be losing this debate on the facts so badly that you’re now reduced to scream ‘racism,’ which is, by the way, what you scream about virtually everything, unless of course that’s homophobia or something else.” The Left has no arguments left except to yell nasty names.

If you’re a left-wing Democrat and totally for open borders, you can’t actually go up and say, “Well, I think it’s okay for a few hundred MS-13 folks to come in.” You just can’t. So, then you get furious at Trump because he’s found the angle of attack you can’t defend.

The most useful book I have read to better understand this year is Karl Rove’s book, The Triumph of William McKinley. That 1896 campaign may sound obscure, but it relates directly to our challenge.

McKinley was faced with the great charismatic Democratic leader, the youngest major party nominee in history at 36 years old, William Jennings Bryan. Bryan is such a great passionate articulator of demagogic populism and was so influential in the Democratic Party for two generations (nominated three times for president) that Elizabeth Warren is his direct emotional descendant.

He literally – and I mean this as a tribute to Bryan – he imprinted the Democratic Party with a negative, anti-elite, anti-city, anti-modernity kind of populism, a populism of anger. He talks about mankind being crucified on a cross of gold. He says at one point that he wants grass to grow on the streets of the cities. McKinley realizes he’s going to lose the election unless he breaks the heart of Bryan’s argument. McKinley understood in 1896 what Margaret Thatcher said in the 1970s when she warned, “First you win the argument. Then you win the election.” And so, McKinley created the most thorough educational campaign in American history.

They printed 18 brochures for every American. That’s a scale of organization that’s unimaginable. And Karl, who’s a great professional, really walks you through it. And that’s what we need today – a response to the Democratic Party that goes right at the philosophical basis for what they believe.

So, when reporters and analysts say, “Well, it’s the first term off-year election. The average losses are X.” My first thought is, “How do you think President Clinton is doing?”

The truth is we are led by somebody who breaks the records. We ought to join in this fall to break the record, and next year if we have won control of the House altogether – if we’ve picked up six or eight Senate seats – President Trump and the Republicans will be able to say, as Ronald Reagan used to say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The Rushmore Report – Democrats Flip on Value of $1,000

The Trump tax bill – passed without a single Democratic vote – has created a great quagmire for the minority party. Even after the Democrats shut down the government out of deference to illegal immigrants, companies continued to dole out bonuses. Over 250 companies have given out $1,000 to $3,000 per worker. Democrats call these payments “crumbs.”

At least that’s what they call $1,000-3,000 now. Thousands of dollars given to hard-working Americans have not always been “crumbs,” as Rep. Nancy Pelosi now calls them. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) now criticizes the bonus money as “not going that far” in helping workers.

But let’s harken back to the days of 2011, when, under Democratic leadership, payroll tax cuts resulted in taxpayers receiving a whopping $40. Democrats basked in the glory of this massive benefit given American workers.

That was then. This is now.

Give the Democratic leaders credit for getting their talking points together. All three leaders, Pelosi, Wasserman Shultz, and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, used the same word – “crumbs” to describe the $1,000-plus bonuses.

George Will noted, “We have not had a truly successful socialist and redistributionist party in America. At least not the prominent leftist parties that are prominent throughout Europe, though that could be changing with how far to the left Democrats have moved in recent years.”

The criticism of the left, aimed at the tax benefits they opposed, is a stale narrative. The challenge for Pelosi, Schumer, and Democratic candidates in the 2018 elections will be to convince their constituencies that the $1,000-$3,000 bonuses they have received – not to mention their tax reductions of $2,000 on average – are mere “crumbs.”

This will be their message . . .

“In 2011, when we were in charge, you each received a massive $40 tax break. But now that the evil Republicans are in charge, your tax break is only $2,000. And worse yet, your bonuses are just $1000-$3,000. Mere crumbs. They [Republicans] only gave you a few thousand dollars back. We gave you $40. So vote for us.”

And that is the Democrats’ economic message to hardworking Americans.

Good luck with that.

The Rushmore Report: Republicans Can Keep Control of Congress in 2018 – Here’s How

Heading into 2018, Republicans in Congress are unloved and endangered. Their continued control over the House and Senate after the November midterm elections appears precarious. Democrats hold a commanding 13-point lead over the GOP in the generic congressional ballot, according to Real Clear Politics. But Republicans can retain control of Congress.

Looking at the map and the calendar, a Democratic takeover of the House and Senate is not inevitable.

In the Senate, Democrats are defending 25 seats, including 10 in states that President Trump carried in 2016. Five of those states favored Trump by 10 points or more.

Sounds good for the GOP, right? Well, not exactly.

After the Republicans’ recent loss in an Alabama special election, the Senate will now have 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats. That means Democrats will have to pick up just two more seats in November to win the majority. And Republicans are in danger of losing seats in any of the following states: Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee.

As for the House, things are more in doubt, as each seat is up for election every two years. A national wave election could easily move the House into Democratic hands.

But it’s not too late for Republicans to turn things around. Here’s how.

First, they need to stop talking about entitlement reform. That translates to cuts in Social Security and Medicare – which harms their aging base. It is political suicide.

Second, Republicans need to quit nominating candidates who are crazy or offend women. Women made the difference in the Alabama election. Republicans lost Deleware in 2010 by running a candidate who repeatedly proclaimed, “I’m not a witch.” It seems Delawarians wanted more from their next senator than not being a witch.

Third, Republicans must embrace the positive news about the economy. Unemployment has hit a 17-year low. Black unemployment has dropped the most. The economy is humming. And President Clinton’s words still ring true – “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Republicans, it’s your job to turn lemons into lemonade and tie the current economic boom to the pending tax cuts. Bottom line, if you can sidestep missteps, smile enough, and stay off Twitter (I’m talking to you, Mr. Trump), you may still be Kings of the Hill in 2019.

Just maybe.

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Lloyd Green writes for FoxNews.com.

The Rushmore Report: The Real Democratic Platform for 2018 and Beyond

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Shumer (NY) has blasted the Republican-backed tax law. Nancy Pelosi calls it “the worst legislation in American history.” The fact is, the Democratic Party has never been more unified. Their platform is simple – if Trump is for it, they are against it. No leading Democratic voice has said a single positive thing about the plummeting unemployment rate, a record stock market, victories over ISIS, tax cuts for 80 percent of the American people, or the growing American economy. Because the party is rooted in what they are against – Trump – it’s easy to define their platform for 2018 and beyond.

Given their universal, undying opposition to everything Trump and the Republican-led Congress have done this past year, what is clear is that Democrats, once given the opportunity, will reverse every policy and undo every law that has been passed by the Republican majority.

So, based on the Democratic Party’s stated opposition to the actions taken on the other side of the aisle, we can glean their emerging platform. The new Democratic Party – in coming elections – will stand for ten bedrock principles.

1. Higher taxes

Not one Democrat in the Senate or the House voted for this week’s tax bill. They called it “the worst piece of legislation ever.” So we can expect the party, should they win majorities in the Senate and House in 2018, to pass higher taxes, to return the rates to the Obama years. So if your family earns $45,000 per year, Democrats will reverse the $2,000 tax break Republicans just passed. By returning rates to the Obama years, those making $49,000-$86,000 will see their taxes go up by $930. Those earning $86,000-$149,000 will see an $1,800 per year tax increase. The Democratic Party – given the chance – will hike taxes across the board, to the levels they maintained through the Obama years.

2. More illegal immigration

Democrats have criticized every Trump statement and action on illegal immigration, from the day he was inaugurated. Illegal immigration has dropped by 40 percent since Trump took office. Therefore, by definition of their opposition to Trump, Democrats will loosen border security in an effort to open the floodgates for a massive increase in illegal immigration – back to the levels they tolerated the past eight years.

3. Return the Dow to 18,000

We hear it all the time. Trump’s policies favor “Wall Street over Main Street.” This explains the jump in the stock market from 18,000 to nearly 25,000 in just one year. Never mind, this means trillions of more dollars in retirement accounts for over 120,000 million Americans. Trump’s pro-business posture led to this growth in the stock market, so it must be reversed. This means returning the market to its pre-Trump level of 18,000 which Democrats praised at the time. A growth in the stock market is good, but enough is enough. And for Democrats, 18,000 is enough.

4. Resurgence of ISIS

Under Trump’s policies – which again have been opposed universally by Democrats – ISIS has ceded 80,000 square miles to American forces. ISIS has relinquished control of such major cities as Raqqa, Falluja, Ramadi, Baquba, and Abu Ghraib. So, in support of pre-Trump foreign policy and its results, the Democratic platform will call for American troops to give land back to ISIS, along with these major cities. If Trump’s policies were wrong, so were the results of those policies.

5. More regulations

By some counts, President Trump has ended over 800 regulations in an effort to free up businesses to set the pace of a capitalistic society. This has led to economic growth of over three percent and record hirings. This will stop under Democratic leadership. Strangling regulations – most that were enacted under Obama – will come back.

6. Return of the corporate tax rate to the highest level in the world

While Democrats say the former rate of 35 percent – the highest in the industrialized world – was too high, they never introduced a single piece of legislation in the past 30 years to do anything about it. They were completely comfortable with a high corporate tax rate, resulting in record numbers of American businesses relocating overseas. So once they win elections in 2018 and 2020, Democrats will return the rate to the level they found acceptable for the last 30 years. American businesses should pay more in taxes than their competition anywhere else in the world.

7. Reduce growth from four percent back to one percent

The Obama recovery was the worst economic recovery in American history, averaging one percent growth per year. Yet, Democrats have universally condemned Trump’s economic policies, despite leading to a near-four percent annual growth rate in the economy. So, it stands to reason, Democrats will enact whatever policies are necessary to reduce the growth of the economy back to a more meager one percent.

8. Higher unemployment

When President Trump took office in January, the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent. Today, at 4.1 percent, the rate is lower than it was at any point in the Obama Administration. This is unacceptable. The unemployment rate is at its lowest rate in 17 years; Democrats will reverse the trend. The only other option would be to admit what Trump is doing is actually working.

9. North Korean sanctions come down

From 2008 to 2016 the Democrats had the White House. And North Korea continued to grow as a nuclear threat. Still, the Obama Administration did not enact any of the sanctions Trump has put on the rogue regime in just one year. Again, since they oppose his foreign policy, it stands to reason, the Democratic Party will reverse these sanctions.

10. Move Israeli embassy back to Tel Aviv

Sure, President Obama – like Clinton and Bush before him – promised to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They never followed through on this promise. President Trump made the same promise, but actually followed through on his word. And for that he met universal condemnation from the Democratic Party. While this move was praised by Israel, the only democratic state and our strongest ally in the Middle East, Democrats ridiculed the action. So expect them to reverse this move if given the chance.

Will Democrats really take these ten actions? I’m simply taking them at their collective word. They opposed every action of the Trump Administration that has led to such things as the retreat of ISIS, lower unemployment, a record stock market, middle class tax cuts, and economic growth. So it stands to reason that the Democratic platform will be to reverse these gains to pre-Trump levels.

It only stands to reason that the Democratic Party will seek to undo what they opposed in the first place. So for those of you who want to pay more in taxes, see companies move overseas, irritate Israel, increase the unemployment rate, and relinquish gains made against ISIS, you know what to do – vote Democrat.

The Rushmore Report: The Roy Moore Loss – What Does It Mean?

The longest Senate race ever has mercifully drawn to a close. Roy Moore became the first Republican candidate to lose a Senate race in Alabama since the Reagan Administration. In light of this political earthquake, pundits are already asking the question, What happened? What does it mean that Roy Moore lost by 1.5 percent to Democrat Doug Jones? Now is as good a time as ever to delve into post-election analysis. Here’s what the Roy Moore loss really means.

I agree with Michael Brown, of the National Review. “I’m seeing some crazy suggestions about what Roy Moore’s loss means going forward. If this can happen in Alabama, Democrats can win anywhere. And Republicans can lose everywhere. Doug Jones is a true progressive on abortion, immigration, and a host of other issues. Therefore, Democrats can use their unity and be uncompromising. My own impressions are more modest. In reality, does the Moore loss mean anything for 2018 or 2020? Let’s not get carried away.”

Well said. Let’s not get carried away.

Chris Cillizza was right when he summarized, “Candidates and campaigns matter.” Just as Hillary Clinton made a mistake by not campaigning in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, Moore erred by avoiding public appearances in the 48 hours leading up to Tuesday’s election. The famous Michael Dukakis tank commercial cost him votes. Neither Clinton’s nor Dukakis’ loss necessarily meant doom for their party. Similarly, the bland campaigns of Gerald Ford (1976), George Bush (1996), and John McCain (2008) did not reflect on the Republican Party. Candidates and campaigns matter.

Liberal media is proclaiming the end of Donald Trump – because a Republican who is an accused child predator lost to a Democrat by 1.5 points. Conservative media is right to counter that this line of reasoning must admit that any Republican who is not an accused child predator can still win in places like Alabama – big.

If Moore had won by 1.5 points, the analysis would go like this – Trump won big, Republicans are in control, and Democrats are in huge trouble in 2018. I suggest that this is a massive over read. A slim 1.5-point win for the Democrats in this election means little.

What we know now, we knew before the election. Any match-up between two mainstream candidates from the two parties in Alabama will still result in a blow-out for the Republican. How else can we explain Moore not losing by 20 points? Given the baggage Moore drug into this race, the results were as expected, and predicted here last week.

A warning to Democrats – don’t spike the ball too soon. A Moore win would have been an albatross around the neck of the Republican Party for the next year, leading up to the 2018 election. That likely would have cost them five or six seats in close Senate races around the country.

The Moore loss doesn’t mean much. But it does mean this – a small win for Democrats now and a potentially huge win for Republicans next year.

The Rushmore Report: You Won’t Believe Who’s Running Against Ted Cruz

Everyone expects Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to win reelection in a cakewalk. He’s the one incumbent that even Steve Bannon likes. No one has stronger support among the conservative base than Ted Cruz. He is the most untouchable incumbent senator running in 2018, with $6 million in the bank. Still, someone is going to run against him – from the Christian conservative wing of the party.

So who is the Christian conservative who is daring to take on one of the most powerful men in Washington? His name is Bruce Jacobson, Jr. And his Christian background is unquestioned. Jacobson serves as Vice President of Life Outreach International and as executive producer of Life Today. He works for evangelist James Robison, and announced last week that he will challenge Ted Cruz for his senate seat.

In a new video, Jacobson slammed current politicians as self-serving men and women who do nothing for the people they are supposed to represent.

Jacobson said, “Most politicians today are far more interested in serving themselves and their own agendas than the people who elected them. Blinded by their own political ambitions, nothing ever gets done and we have political gridlock. With a Republican in the White House and a Republican majority in Congress, it makes no sense that we can’t move forward with a conservative agenda. Most of this gridlock comes from obstructionists in the Senate. We should expect more, and we should demand better. As an advocate for citizens of the great state of Texas, I will do just that, representing and working for ‘The Heart of Texas.'”

Jacobson has some politics in his background. Though he has been working for Life Outreach since 1995, he served as a political appointee for both the administrations of former president Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Age 57, Jacobson lives in North Richland Hills, Texas. He criticizes Cruz for using his senate office as a launching pad for higher office. To date, he has raised just $25,000 to mount his campaign.

Two other Republicans also intend to enter the race: Houston energy lawyer Stefano de Stefano and Dan McQueen, the former Corpus Christi mayor who quit after 37 days on the job.

Will Jacobson – or either of the other two candidates – actually win? It’s highly doubtful. But it’s interesting that someone is trying to take Cruz down, from within his own party.

The Rushmore Report: The Ten Most Vulnerable Senate Seats in 2018

The bad news for Democrats in the 2016 election may be just the beginning. Traditionally, the party that wins the White House loses Senate seats two years later. But this may not be a typical set-up. The 2018 election map sets up well for Republicans, as they will defend just eight seats to the Democrats’ 23. Following are the ten most vulnerable senators in the 2018 elections.

1. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

Democrats were bullish on the Sunshine State in 2016, but Trump won the state by one percent, while Marco Rubio kept his senate seat by eight points. Bill Nelson is widely respected, but voters may tire of the three-term incumbent. Waiting in the wings is Republican Governor Rick Scott.

2. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

No state’s Senate race changed more in 2016 than Indiana’s. Republican Todd Young won by 10 points in a state that went for Trump by 19. No incumbent looks more vulnerable than Donnelly, facing a myriad of qualified opponents.

3. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

In a state that Trump won by 19 points, McCaskill is in trouble. She has won her past two races by narrow margins. Now the state has become more solidly Republican than in at least 20 years. McCaskill could be the highest-profile Democrat to go down.

4. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

In a very red state, Tester is in trouble. Trump won the state by 21 points. The good news is that Montanans are very independent, having elected a Democrat to the Governorship. The state’s only U.S. Rep., Ryan Zinke, is best-positioned to challenge for the position.

5. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

This may be the Democrats’ best chance for a pick-up. Hillary Clinton held Nevada by two points, and Harry Reid’s son Rory is an early favorite to challenge the first-term senator.

6. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

North Dakota is another ruby-red state coming off a Republican blow-out in 2016. Trump won by 36 points and Republican Governor Doug Burgum won by 58. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) may challenge for this seat.

7. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

Brown’s populist streak has won him favor in Ohio for two decades. But Ohio took a solidly Republican turn in 2016 with Trump’s big eight-point win. An early presidential contender, Brown could face an interesting challenge from term-limited Gov. John Kasich (R).

8. Bob Casey (D-Penn.)

The Casey name has been in Pennsylvania politics for 50 years, beginning with Casey’s popular father. But in a state that just voted for Trump, Republicans have a puncher’s chance here. Several qualified candidates are eyeing the contest.

9. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Though Trump won this state by 42 points, Manchin remains a popular independently-minded loyalist to state interests. No other Democrat would stand a chance in West Virginia, but Manchin is like no other Democrat.

10. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)

Wisconsin Republicans have a great organization. The state went narrowly for Trump in 2016. But no widely respected Republican has emerged as a frontrunner as of yet.

My early prediction

Of the above races, Heller will lose Nevada. This will be a pick-up for Democrats. Meanwhile, Donnelly, McCaskill, Tester, and Heitkamp will lose Indiana, Missouri, Montana, and North Dakota.

Result

If all other races hold to form, Republicans will emerge from the 2018 mid-term elections with an advantage in the Senate of 55-45, a pick-up of three seats.

The Rushmore Report: Senator Manning?

When President Obama praised Peyton Manning for the way he “conducted himself on and off the field,” he might have accidentally endorsed the next Republican senator from Indiana. With the first pick in the 1998 draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Manning for quarterback. And with their ballots in the coming 2018 midterm, the Indiana electorate might choose him for Senate.

Looking to beat vulnerable Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly, Republicans could do a lot worse than adding a Super Bowl champion to their roster. The GOP front office would have to move quickly, though. A lifelong Republican, Manning spoke at the party’s annual retreat last week in Philadelphia. And if there’s one man who can convince Manning to take a shot at the Senate it’s Vice President Mike Pence. Governor for much of the quarterback’s career, Pence knows Manning, and he could make the pitch.

If successful, it’d be the greatest free agency pick-up since 1962 when Republicans cast a B-list Hollywood actor as a legitimate candidate for California Governor. Eighteen years later, Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States. And if Republicans brush off that playbook again, they might enjoy similar success in Indiana.

Though he’d be a rookie candidate, Manning wouldn’t need much conditioning. His scouting report is solid. Off the field, he’s a devoted dad, a savvy businessman, and an emerging media personality. And of course, his professional record is second to none.

With his brain and arm, Manning revolutionized the game while reintroducing little Indianapolis to all of America. And he did it all without a hint of suspicion and with fully inflated balls.

Though he eventually left Indianapolis for Denver, everyone remembers the stadium downtown as “the House that Peyton built.” Twenty minutes north, the Hoosier state enjoys one of the premier children’s hospitals in the world thanks to Manning. For his 14 years in Indianapolis, Indiana will always love him. And it’s why they should send him to the Senate.

Some might scoff and will say America doesn’t need another celebrity experiment in Democracy. They shouldn’t. Unlike vacuous celebrity, athletics breeds leadership. If Minnesota gets away with sending a washed-up comedian to Washington, there’s no reason Indiana shouldn’t send Manning.

Already, plenty of athletes have turned pro in politics. Before entering the upper chamber, Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning threw a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies. And before he made supply-side economics mainstream, New York Rep. Jack Kemp quarterbacked consecutive championships for the Buffalo Bills.

Perhaps it’s time for the 6’5″, 230-pound quarterback with a laser-rocket arm to turn his hand toward politics.

About the Author

Philip Wegmann is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.