Now that Donald Trump has emphatically shattered the neon ceiling for celebrities and pop culture icons who might secretly (or not so secretly) desire higher office, it’s worth taking a look at some sports figures who might have a future in “show business for ugly people.”
One word of warning here — conservatives are notoriously cheap dates, easily seduced by any celebrity who mouths a few sensible-sounding platitudes. I’m not vouching for the conservative bona fides of any of these people. I’m just saying that they’ve displayed enough common sense to warrant a look.
Sports Figures Who Should Get Into Politics
1. Charles Barkley
Sir Charles was once touted as a potential candidate for governor of Alabama by Republicans desperate to diversify their party and push back against its racist reputation. That little pipe dream has yet to materialize and probably never will, especially since he has long since disavowed his perceived Republican leanings, but before you dismiss Barkley as