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Potential Senate candidacy

September 2, 2009

While my family is obviously the priority, and 38 Studios is a priority, I do have some interest in the possibility. That being said, to get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation.

My hope is that whatever happens, and whomever it happens to, this state makes the decision and chooses the best person, regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation, to help get this state back to the place it deserves to be.

331 Comments leave one →
  1. John Brown III permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:37 pm

    Let me know what I can do to convince you to run! When you do decide to run for the seat let me know what I can do to help, volunteer wise.

  2. September 2, 2009 2:47 pm

    If I still lived in Mass.I’d vote for you. Heck, if Stuart Smalley…….. why not Curt Schilling!?

  3. Chris permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:54 pm

    I’m a registered Democrat, but I’d like to hear what you have to say Curt, God knows we need brains and guts in the Senate, and you certainly fit that bill.

  4. tinisoli permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:55 pm

    If only you were joking…

  5. JohnR permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:56 pm

    Jeez, Curt – the guy just died – can’t you wait just a little while longer before you make him start rolling over in his grave?

  6. Curt for Senator permalink
    September 2, 2009 2:58 pm

    You got my vote! just promise to wear the bloody sock on the campaign trail!!

  7. david permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:03 pm

    Well you are over 30, so you are allowed to run for the senate. Although, being allowed to run does not necessarily mean you would be qualified by any stretch of the imagination.

    I could see you being a very good commentator or radio personality, but not a politician. Com one Curt, you have absolutely no experience in politics besides stumping for other people.

    If you are truly interested in politics the best advice would be to start small as a Selectman or Alderman, maybe even a State Senator. Don’t you think you should have to pay your dues?? Or do you think you are entitled because of your popular status as a baseball player??

    I know people will comment that they do not want a business as usual politician, which is true but we also want someone who at least has some experience.

  8. jay C. permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:10 pm

    Go for it Curt. This is a once in a lifetime chance.

  9. ct-pitcher permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:20 pm

    Curt,

    Saw the article in the Globe about you potentially considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. I encourage you to run in the primary and will help in any way if you decide to run. Will help, contact by email for background.

  10. Brian permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:21 pm

    Well, Curt, if you get in, please vote the way Teddy would’ve on health care reform. We can’t all afford the healthcare that you can.

  11. Anthony permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:29 pm

    Curt,

    Please run. You have a great chance to win. You have name recognition, orator skills, great ideas, and the money to start a campaign. I will support you.

    Anthony

  12. Ken Elmer permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:37 pm

    Curt,

    Shut up and pitch! If you’re not going to do that then keep your comments to baseball. We don’t need Ted’s wife or another local celebrity gumming up the works with personal specuation about their “political future”. Just because you’re a local hero with blog space and air time to pontificate your “views” doesn’t make you any different than the rest of the celebrity bozos we have to put up with.

  13. Rhayader permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:47 pm

    Speak out against the Drug War and I’ll be behind you every step of the way.

  14. September 2, 2009 3:50 pm

    Curt, you had me until the last sentence … my understanding is that being a senator is primarily a federal role — your job would be to represent Massachusetts in the US Senate and make decisions for our country. So while you may have some say in bringing federal funds to the Commonwealth, you really will not be working to “help get this state back to the place it deserves to be.” If that’s what you want to do, you may want to consider running against Deval Patrick in 2010.

    Obviously there’s a lot of prep involved in creating a senate campaign — your first reading material should probably be the US constitution …

  15. Steve permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:55 pm

    Hi Curt,
    Let me first say that this is the first time I have ever written to a blog, and the only other time I have ever contacted a pro athlete was when Steve Grogan retired and was being interviewed on the radio and I called him to thank him for being the kind of athlete I’d want my son to look up to.
    That being said, I would be very happy to see you seriously consider running for office. I think we need someone other than a lifelong professional politician to represent us. These tough times require an honest, call it as you see it kind of person to step forward. We don’t always agree on everything, but you do hold dear a respect and love for this country that is undeniable. The current list of wanna be Senators is a whos who list of the same old liberal left wingers Massachusets is famous for. Marty Meehan for gods sakes…are you kidding me?? After parlaying all of his political favors into his cushy job at U-Lowell, he now sees the Gold Ring he’s been waiting for within reach. Please consider running, give the average working people in Mass a choice that will give us a real reason to vote for a change. I know you will ask the tough questions and tell us the truth.

  16. Lois R. Griswold permalink
    September 2, 2009 3:56 pm

    Dear Curt and Shonda,

    You will be in our thoughts as decisions are made.

    Lois (Wyoming, OHIO)

  17. MoeLarryAndJesus permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    Why would this state want to replace Ted Kennedy with someone who stands for everything he despised?

  18. YankeeFan permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:05 pm

    You need to stop talking Curt! I respect you as a ball player, but no one cares about what you have to say once you stopped pitching. If you really want to hear yourself talk that much, become an announcer for the Sox! Don’t meddle in politics please!

  19. tdmtown permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:06 pm

    Unfortunately, only your EGO, and republican desperation “qualifies” you for an opportunity like this. You really need to step away.
    Pampered EX-athelete MILLIONAIRES do not know how to represent real people.
    You would do this for your ego and your agenda, don’t kid yourself or anyone else that this isn’t the case.

  20. Larry Bowa permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:08 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  21. September 2, 2009 4:09 pm

    Anyone who supports George W. or McCain is not fit for a run at anything. Do us a favor and don’t seek a senate seat in MA.

  22. Tom D permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:12 pm

    Curt you were a great pitcher, you seem to be doing well in your current interests, I admire your class in the way you handle issues. I believe you have the citizens of New England forever grateful for the courage you displayed in 2004, but do not make the mistake of misinterpreting that into votes.

    In Arizona maybe, but Massachusetts has accepted Kennedy’s belief that Health care is a right not a privilege and unless you are prepared to support a government run health care plan and run as a Democrat it’s a waste of your time and money.

    Don’t mistake your desire of wanting to make the country better with the position of Senator of Massachusetts.

    Tom

  23. Tim permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:16 pm

    Thanks for 2004 and everything, but no. Oh, god, no.

  24. Dan permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:17 pm

    Run Curt run! I think you will make a great US Senator!

    We need someone to waive a bloody sock on the floor of the US Senate!

  25. September 2, 2009 4:19 pm

    Top 5 reasons why Curt Schilling should run for US Senate:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2115619/top_5_reasons_curt_schilling_should.html

  26. Patrick Steele permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:20 pm

    Curt, I hope that you would find it in you to run for the Senate and take your tenacity to the institution that needs it the most. You are bright, articulate, and would be a model Senator… Please run, for all of us!

  27. Jim Hartman permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:22 pm

    The United States Senate could use an intelligent, thoughtful , inspiring and articulate new Senator from Massachusetts. Curt Schilling is just such a person–in his interviews and speeches I have heard, Curt demonstates the traits of solid leadership and balanced good judgement. Go for it, Curt!

  28. Firebird Gunner permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    I’m from Maine, But I’d vote for Curt Schilling if I could!

  29. Nessus permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    “That being said, to get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen”

    Yeah things like rigging the electronic voting machines. There is not a snowballs chance in hell that you are even remotely qualified. You are a baseball player whose only political motivation would likely be securing pork funds to build more over priced stadiums at the public’s expense. Abandon this pipe dream and piss off. I tire of seeing irrelevant trash like this on the front page.

  30. Monty permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    Mr Schilling…..Please dont. You were a baseball player….how would you possibly explain your lack of experience in the political arena when asked? Concerned Citizen

  31. Joyce & Ron Heiaeler permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    Go for it…Schilling— we would vote for you!

  32. BCC permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:24 pm

    Curt,

    I love you as a Red Sock and as a resident of Massachusetts, and as someone who is willing to speak his mind (and then some).

    But someone who has spoken approvingly about someone like Ann Coulter in a public forum (for starters) isn’t going to make it. Whether or not there’s an R next to your name, the voters of Massachusetts aren’t going to replace Kennedy’s seat with someone that leans (pretty heavily) to the conservative side. Not in this environment.

    If the general came down to you and X, 90% chance I’ll be working hard for X. Nothing personal.

    Good luck with your good works.

  33. Adam Rivers permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:24 pm

    Curt,

    You are the only hope for real, non-socialist representation in this state.

    PLEASE RUN.

    Adam Rivers
    Chicopee, MA

  34. Zaftig permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:28 pm

    Curt – you were a great pitcher for the Red Sox, but please don’t run for Senate. If your family and your business are your priorities, focus on them!

  35. Norman Bennett permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    Mr. Schilling,
    While not a MA resident, I feel it would be good for the state to have something other than a Democrat Senator. Please consider a run, it’s probably good timing for such a thing.

  36. Jon permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    If I were from MA, I’d support you, Schilling! Move to California and kick these whackos out of their seats!

  37. Glen Sawyer permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:31 pm

    Curt, having grown up in Mass and being smart enough to move to the “Live Free or Die” state(NH), I find the state of Massachusets politics apalling. If you can run for “Uncle Teddy’s” seat I think it would be wonderful. Your popularity within RedSox Nation alone may be enough to get you elected and if anyone can bring some reason to that position I know you can. Your honesty, integrity and conviction would set you above most other Mass politicians.

  38. Frank Brownell permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    Curt, please do us all a favor and give this idea up, are you joking, you would be like a little leaguer trying to pitch in the big leagues, the only qualifications you have going for you are a big mouth and an even bigger ego, you wouldn’t be able to carry Ted Kennedy’s jock strap, let alone be an effective representative for Massachusetts. Just exactly what makes you think you are qualified to run for the United States Senate anyway? If you want to run for political office, why don’t you try being a mayor or something first. I’m surprised you aren’t announcing a run for president in 2012!

  39. David permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:35 pm

    I truly loved you as a pitcher–saw you pitch Game 7 of the 01 Series, saw you pitch a rehab stint in Tucson (loved the way you interacted with the AAA players and the fans), saw you pitch in Fenway, but GET SERIOUS, dude. You’ll get your head handed to you. You may not be a liberal, the majority of the voters in the Commonwealth may not come out and say they’re liberals, but they are (and, in my mind, should be) liberals.

  40. Doris Cimino permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:37 pm

    You have my vote!! Definitely! We need a Republican voice from Massachusetts in the Senate. Go for it and good luck if you do!

  41. anne ripley permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:38 pm

    Nice of you to think about running – but seriously:

    this country needs accomplished legislative/negotiators

    not rich dilettantes.

    Stick with sports and gaming. That’s entertainment

    Don’t try to play with our “REAL” lives like a game.
    Dignify “the People” with more respect than that.

    The very thought of you running scares me because of
    your arrogant speculation that an inexperienced person
    can buy the seat.

  42. John permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:40 pm

    Good luck! It would be an interesting idea!

  43. David Erb permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:40 pm

    It is high time the whole notion of dynastic politics was put to rest. The Kennedys still act as if they own the Senate seat – hardly the mark of a thriving democracy.

    Who better to bury this regrettable Massachusetts tradition than Curt Shilling?!

    Help us put an end to the sudden advance of socialism, Curt. You would be a great Senator.

  44. dharvey permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:41 pm

    Curt, I loved you as a pitcher here in Philly, but come on – you have no business considering yourself qualified or capable of filling the shoes of Ted Kennedy. One big strike against you is that you are a Republican (call yourself an Independent, but you lean heavily to the rich and conservative in your views). Again, love you as an athlete, but don’t get crazy ok?

  45. Korey Wenk permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:46 pm

    Enough already. You had your fame in baseball where you couldn’t do any harm; that’s enough for you. When it comes to politics you’re clearly a Bush Leaguer. Stay out of it!

  46. adam permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:46 pm

    do it Curt we need someone like you in the senate!!

  47. Jeff Skinner permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:50 pm

    Mr. Schilling i truly believe you could make a big difference in Washington
    but i also believe family comes first. if you choose to run i thank you and promise my support. i live in Pennsylvania, but will do what ever i can to help. this is such a great country that we really need people like yourself to get back to the real america i grew up in.thank you and best wishes.
    Sincerly Jeffry Skinner

  48. Elvis Elvisberg permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:51 pm

    best person, regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation,

    Well, but political affiliation tells us something about a candidate’s policy preferences, does it not?

    Enjoy the decision-making process and the decision itself, whichever way you come out.

  49. September 2, 2009 4:51 pm

    PLEASE do it Schill. You’re probably the only Republican in the commonwealth capable of actually winning. When you get rolling, I’ll sign up for your campaign.

  50. Todd Carpentier permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    Run Curt, Run! May I be among the first to volunteer my time and energy. It is so important that the Democrats in this State get a run for their money – the Republican Party is nowhere to be found in this State. Democrats are running un-opposed because Republicans don’t stand a chance. As a middle-of-the Road Republican with your celebrity you actually have a chance to win this thing! I know it’s a difficult decision to make – it will effect your family in a way that baseball never came close to, so I understand your hesitation. Great men never seek out power, and when they earn it they are humbled by it. I believe that you have the capacity to be a great Senator – hell, most in Congress now don’t even read the bills they sign! You have a chance to make a positive impact on our children’s future. I say – Run Curt, Run!

  51. jeff permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    Do it! If your half as candid with political issues as you were with baseball issues the country will be a better place. I actually miss the daily dose of baseball reality we used to get, maybe this will be as entertaining (or more). Thanks Curt and best wishes.

  52. Richard Faust permalink
    September 2, 2009 4:57 pm

    Dear Curt:
    I’m writing to you from good ol Arizona. Been here since 1967 and enjoy the Diamondbacks. Enjoyed it immensely when you pitched here. I’m going to comment on the politics possibilities that you are floating around and hope that you will seriously consider a run at the Mass. Senate seat. We need good people to get us back on track in this nation. Especially those who are independents who can shut down the free radical spending programs being preached and voted upon by both Democrat and Republican alike. I am a Republican but I am for getting all out who voted for putting our children into deep debt we are in. If we do not go into hyper-inflation soon, we will be lucky. Wish I was there to put my vote to use for you but good luck and God’s speed in all of this. I think many people trust you so you really ought to consider running.

  53. September 2, 2009 5:00 pm

    Mr. Schilling – My name is Amanda Kornegay and I am a partner in The Macsata-Kornegay Group. We are a full service political consulting and fundraising firm. My business partner, Brandon Macsata, and I would love the opportunity to present ideas to you about your interest in running for the U.S. Senate seat that is open in MA. I am a political fundraiser who has raised over 18 1/2 million dollars for a U.S. Senate race and I have worked for numerous other Members in their fundraising endeavors. Please contact me via email or by phone at (202) 246-6594 if you would like to discuss this opportunity seriously. Thank you and I hope to hear from you as you make your decision to run. Take Care – amanda

  54. September 2, 2009 5:01 pm

    I strongly encourage you to run for the open Senate seat. You would provide a true choice, something seldom seen in MA politics. I have not voted in a long time here in MA as there has been no reason to. I would be eager to vote for you!

  55. Sean permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:07 pm

    We need you Curt! If you find it’s right for you and your family I think you’d be a great blessing for the commonwealth and our country. God Bless.

  56. Dave permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:13 pm

    Go for it Curt!! We need people like you in our government. People with passion and conviction, not afraid to challenge the establishment. Unfortunately, being in California, I cannot vote for you; but at least if you got elected you would off-set the two “unique” senators from California.

  57. Walker permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:13 pm

    Terrible idea Curt. Your politics are neanderthal. I’d think running for a pitching coach job is the way to go.

  58. Chris permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:15 pm

    IT would be great to see you get in the ring Curt. We do need a smart fiscal responsible person that will get MA back in shape and not listed as a small version of the current White House administration.

  59. Bob O'Connor permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:18 pm

    Curt / for the good of the honest hard working citizens in the private sector who pay for the nonsense (Mass Turnpike Authority as an example) that has been created by this bloated bureaucracy, PLEASE take on the challenge. You will prevail as you will bring out the voters who do not waste their time voting for pols who vote to increase our taxes and then shop in New Hampshire to avoid paying their share. Go for it. I’ll work for you in a heartbeat and want nothing but honest and fair government of, by and for the people in return.

  60. Aaron permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:18 pm

    Please run for the Senate so you can have your ass handed to you. Shut up and go away. I’m sick of you hanging around.

  61. Michael permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:21 pm

    Please run for the Senate seat. The Government needs as many true leaders as possible. It’s been overwhelmed with Snakes for too long.

  62. Josh permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:23 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding.

  63. Diane Lakeland permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    I’m a Yankee fan that would vote for you!!! We need good,honest,and moral people to be in the senate. Good Luck and God bless.

  64. Peter in DC permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Curt…I’m life-long Yankee fan and would love to see you run for the senate seat. One word of advice…your exploratory campaign should be immediately based on fund raising — that’s the true measure of the support you will need to be successful. I would donate on day one. If you eventually choose not to run, simply turn the funds over to your favorite charity.

  65. Steve from Phoenix permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Don’t do it, Curt. Stay home and play with your miniature army men. That’s about as close as I’d like you to ever get to the Defense Department.

  66. DLA permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Run Curt Run. You could and will make a difference!

  67. September 2, 2009 5:25 pm

    Schilling is an egotistical idiot who nobody would vote for.

  68. Kevin Noa permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:25 pm

    Please run for the Senator Kennedy’s seat. You’d be great and we need to have some Republicans in this Democratic State.

    I’ll do anything you need to help your campaign.

  69. deb v permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:27 pm

    Mr. Schilling I served with Ted Kennedy-I knew Ted Kennedy-Ted Kennedy was a friend of mine-Mr. Schilling you’re no Ted Kennedy!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Matt permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:29 pm

    Curt,

    Please run for this seat. We need an electable Repblican to give us a hope in this State.

  71. September 2, 2009 5:30 pm

    What a great idea. As a former resident of the state and a graduate of UMAss I say, Bravo Curt. Do it.

  72. Roby Day permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:33 pm

    I strongly encourage you to run for the United States Senate, Curt Schilling.

    With the Phillies and the Diamondbacks you proved to be a great competitor, the rare pitcher who could strike out more than 300 batters in a season and win the big games, too. With the Red Sox you continued to perform at the highest level, and then were instrumental in their 2004 World Series victory that broke the curse of the Bambino.

    Then, however, you turned to the camera during the clubhouse celebration and said, “Vote Bush on Tuesday.”

    You became in that instant an athlete no more. Athletics are fun, politics are serious. It was seriously questionable to support George Bush in 2004, especially in the context of a delirious conclusion to an improbable athletic campaign. For this reason I encourage you to run, for I will find it exceedingly comforting to watch you fail miserably should you be nominated, as either a Republican or an Independent, to run against whichever Democrat tramples you.

    When you expressed your political opinion within the Red Sox clubhouse during their victory celebration in 2004, you shed the mantle of a hero and donned the conspicuous garb of an uninformed fool.

    You’re going to need a lot of fabricated bloody socks to win anything in Massachusetts. It can’t help your cause that, per capita, New Englanders are too highly educated to be assimilated into your sensational farce.

    Roby Day

  73. Noel Martin permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:34 pm

    RUN CURT RUN THE STATE OF MASS needs you now like Red SoxNation needed you in 04. You have my support

  74. Babe Ruth permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:37 pm

    Hey why not? Al Franken won and you’re a comedian too!

    Just what this country needs. Another politican who lied under oath.

  75. Nick Starnes permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:42 pm

    No don’t do that. Come back to Arizona and take over this struggling mis managed team/no baseball owner mind D-Backs. I don’t mean play, I mean as an owner. You always liked it here and so did the wife and kids. Bring us a champion team as you once did as a player for the D-Backs.
    Thank you Curt

  76. mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:44 pm

    DO IT!!!!!!!PLEASE…before some one like Barney Frank ends up in that seat. Mass needs some that will stick up the people and spend there time stuffing there bra and extorting people!!!!

  77. mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:47 pm

    DO IT!!!!!!!PLEASE…before some one like Barney Frank ends up in that seat. Mass needs some that will stick up for the people and not spend there time stuffing there bra and extorting people!!!!

  78. mike knight -- american patriot permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:47 pm

    run dude, run !!!! stop the communism !!!!!!!

  79. September 2, 2009 5:48 pm

    run dude

  80. September 2, 2009 5:53 pm

    People can voice their suppport at draftcurt.com

  81. Les Jackson permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:53 pm

    Schill:

    Go for it!!!!

  82. troy permalink
    September 2, 2009 5:55 pm

    i think you would be great at it so go for it. i hope someone like you can stop some of the out of touch thing that come out of DC. i will be watching and praying for you and your family.

    troy

  83. September 2, 2009 5:55 pm

    *note: I tried to email this directly but Mr. Schilling’s website email service said that my remarks are “INVALID” & would not accept my email as composed. Invalid? Does this mean that he thinks that I am an INVALID (100% disabled) or is he saying that because I do not agree with him that my opinion is invalid?

    Dear Mr. Curt Schilling;

    With all the due respect that I can possibly muster I have decided to write to you. I am a 100% disabled Viet Nam Veteran & a die-hard baseball fan since I was 5 years old.

    I very much enjoyed your days with the AZ & Boston. Thank you for those great moments that will always live in my mind. I admired how you kept pitching so well even with the bloody sock. Your fortitude, endurance & bravery was very special to all of baseball & it’s fans.

    Since that time I have caught some of your remarks on your blog. This is where my whole body quivers.

    Supporting veterans or service men & women is one thing. This is where we differ emmensly. Anyone’s approval in any way of sending us, our children & our grandchildren off to nonsensical, totally unneccesary wars as did LBJ, Nixon, Bush I & II for the purposes to make the wealthy, immoral & calous people of this country (world) even wealthier by making money off of our blood & severe suffering is part & parcel to terrorizing US!

    Expressing your hard core, RIGHT WING type of philosophy on your blog is one thing. It is your right as an American. The idea of you taking over a Senatorial seat of a man who has long been a champion of the people sickens my stomach to intense nausea.

    You were a fine, respected & upstanding MLB pitcher for many years. Please DO NOT disgrace yourself or America or it’s veterans by continueing to support criminals such as the Bush Regime or the twisted mind of another Viet Nam Veteran who can’t come to grips about his own 5 1/2 years of hell as a POW. I am speaking of Mr. McCain who has proven many times that he has no clue as to how or who sent him to be involved in a war where it was possible for him to become a POW in the 1st place.

    If you want the Senate seat of Mr. Kennedy then do yourself & our country proud by converting your (sic) form of patriotism to one that is FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE & OF THE PEOPLE.

    I have one grandson in IRAQ right now & 2 more that are 17 & 18. Please stop the support of murdering my family. It becomes very personal when anyone puts one’s family members to the sword! Please put down your sword that is poised against US, change your heart & mind into helping US not endangering US.

    Thank you for your time.

    Most emphatically yours;

    ~Cpl. R. L. Fabian, USMC, 1st MAR DIV, VIET NAM (disabled)

  84. September 2, 2009 5:57 pm

    Curt – I hope you seriously consider the opportunity. An independent / conservative voice would be a welcome addition to the MA political ecosystem.

  85. Glenn R permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:00 pm

    Hey Curt,

    Please seriously consider this. As an unenrolled (neither Repblican nor Democrat) voter in MA who is WAY more conservative than the out-of-touch liberals currently representing my state, I would be THRILLED if you made a decision to run. And, although I’m an unabashed Sox lover, I do not say this because you are “Curt Schilling from the Red Sox”. I’m encouraging you because I like the way you think from a political perspective.

    God Bless – and GO FOR IT!

    Glenn R
    Ashby, MA

  86. Mike Jacobs permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:02 pm

    Curt,

    Go for it. You would be excellent. The U.S. Senate needs some outspoken people who wouldnt be beholden to lobbyists and special interests. Jim Bunning made it to the Senate so why not you? Unfortunately, I live in Georgia so I can’t cast a vote for you. Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    Mike Jacobs

  87. Nancy permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:02 pm

    I certainly would be interested in hearing what you have to say on things. I have a few questions for you and would like to share my concerns on matters if you could email me.

  88. Ozzie permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:03 pm

    I am a lifetime Yankees fan and I will never forgive Schilling for what he did to us in ’01 and especially ’04. I genuinely believe that he single handedly led the Red Sox past the Yankees and to the World Series title. But I am a BIG fan of Curt Schilling the individual and his beliefs. He certainly knows what he stands for and he’s not shy about it. I think the country will be much better off with more people like him as public servants.

    I am a transplanted New Yorker living in California so I can’t vote for him, but if he does run for office (any national office) I will contribute the maximum to his campaign. That’s a promise! Go Schilling! Go Yankees!

  89. Jeff W permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:07 pm

    Make sure to do what is right for you, but I think that many in this country would look forward to having a bit of “new blood” in the Senate. Too bad I’m not a resident of your district-I’d vote for you.

    Oh, your site has a problem with trojans or trojan warnings.

  90. Matt permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:07 pm

    I’m not sure, but I think Senate seats are usually taken by people who have college degrees, not people who briefly attended Yavapai College.

    Stick to video games, throwing baseballs, and charity work. Thanks Curt!

  91. Paul Kelley permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:08 pm

    Great news; hope you run.
    Many months ago, when the radio station had a petition signed to encourage you to run, I participated. Excellent news.
    I love the quote, I think it is from Spenser(?), that says, “the only thing for evil to win out is for good men to do nothing.” Your running would be doing something, indeed.
    Paul Kelley

  92. Mark C permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:08 pm

    You are an idiot if you think you could possibly win the Massachusetts Senate seat. Even though most of the sheep up here flock to your every egotistical word, you would be defeated worse then Dukakis lost to Bush!

    Take your republican propoganda back to wherever it is you came from!

  93. Paul Kelley permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:10 pm

    Don’t know if my message got through.
    I think it was Spencer who wrote, ” the only thing necessary for evil to win, is for good men to do nothing.” Your running would be doing something, indeed. Paul Kelley

  94. Ari Fantis permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:12 pm

    Hey Curt,
    Speaking as a Yankee fan, native New Yorker and fellow Republican..i hope in the very near future you do decide to enter the special election for Ted Kennedy’s vacant Senate seat. I think its important to have a person of your status and name ID to bring another new voice for the GOP especially now with critical issues facing this nation as you know, from the economy, to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, health care, etc.. and speaking as someone who seen it up close in NY..t would be great for Massachusetts to have a Republican elected statewide and representative in the US Senate.

  95. Derek Pendleton permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:13 pm

    You go Curt! Do you believe in the inalienable birthrights of man as written in the U.S. constitution? Are you going to refuse the Socialist Kool-aid they’re serving in Washington?

    I know that’s a tall order these days, but that’s all we want.

    If you answer properly I will surely go out and vote for you.

    We need you and we need you NOW. Have you heard of S. 2028? It just passed the MA senate. It gives the state the right to come into your home and forcibly vaccinate you and your family and destroy your property if “deemed infected”. If you refuse, they’ll quarantine you. To where? What sort of “disinfection” will take place once you’re there?

    Nice, huh?

  96. Drew permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:15 pm

    You’ve come a long way since Shadow Mountain eh Curt?

  97. bill permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:20 pm

    Please just go away

  98. September 2, 2009 6:20 pm

    Let me offer encouragement on this decision. You would have a good chance and every conservative alive would hope for your success in the running. Wow, what a thought!

  99. Stu Carey permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:21 pm

    Dear Curt,
    I have been a longtime fan of yours. I enjoyed watching you play with the Diamondbacks (I live in Arizona) and was even more ecstatic upon your move to Boston (my favorite team). You played the game with dignity at a time when it was easy and encouraged for players to compromise the integrity of the game at the expense of legacy. The strength of your character has resonated in comments that you have made concerning our government over several years. If there was ever a time for truth and character to reign in Washington, now is the time. Free enterprize is threatened and the focuses of individual spirit and responsibility are compromised for diversity and plurality. What truly bothers me in this day and age in the United States is that we are losing our spirit of competition. As an athlete you understand what competition means. Competition gives way to innovation, action, creativity, education, you name it. Success or failure in any area of life is defined by whether or nor you were better than the competition. Competiton has provided us with the best defense, health care, science, athletes etc.. Liberals are now using such terms and bastardizing them. The term competition implies many facets. Chief among them are self-accountability, accountability to your team, and accountability to your consumer. Failure is a requirement of a competitive market. In the arenas where the government seeks to inject itself, such as health care, the government cannot be viewed as a competitor because it lacks accountability through absolute power. Should the government obtain a stake in free market capitalism in any sector, it will assert parameters for how the private sector is to operate. Usually those parameters are for the benefit of the government to equalize the playing field in the market place, therefore distributing the misery. It is time for a change. I feel that you would be an excellent candidate for bringing back American exceptionalism, which comes from a healthy spirit of competition. It is time that members of the Senate stop apologizing for what they perceive America to be. We live in a great country because regardless of age, handicap, race, creed, color, etc. you can make of your life what you want it to be. I hope and pray that public service in the Senate is where you feel led and look eagerly look foward to what your ultimate decision on the matter is. May God be with you and your family as you explore this opportunity.

    Sincerely,
    Stu

  100. R Sullivan permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:27 pm

    The citizens of Mass need a senator who thinks before he speaks. Curt Shilling has demonstared time and again an inability to do that.

  101. Ron Love permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:27 pm

    As a self employed person I appreciate your commitment to 38 studios, however you may be in a unique position of being able to make a difference in the realm of MA and US politics. I encourage you to take the risk and change the course of the state and the country.

  102. Gene Sirianni permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:29 pm

    Go for it Curt. Where can I send my campaign contribution?

  103. Zadok F. permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:29 pm

    Regardless of sex, race, religion or political affiliation, the state will surely choose the best person that money can buy.

  104. Pete Raye permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:31 pm

    I hope it isn’t you!!!

  105. September 2, 2009 6:32 pm

    Curt:

    Huh? You say above that you want the best person regardless of political affilation and you said on NECN you hoped we were “past the D & R,” yet you praise Ann Coulter in an earlier thread.

    Have you heard her talk about Ds & Rs?

    I hope you run because you’ll be great candidate–and I’ll get to vote the other guy (or gal actually, since I think it’ll be Martha Coakley for the Dems).

  106. September 2, 2009 6:33 pm

    I know it’s a hard road ahead, but we would be so proud to have you run in Massachusetts. We need to change Congress and what better way than to have someone with your stature and caring about what is happening to real people. We are headed for a government controlled country and that is so sad.

  107. greg permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:34 pm

    jesus christ just enjoy your retirement curt..nobody will forget about you it will be a joke just keep goin on the rightwing hate station and talk politics dont ruin your legacy in boston

  108. September 2, 2009 6:35 pm

    I know it’s a hard road ahead, but we would be so proud to have you run in Massachusetts. We need to change Congress and what better way than to have someone with your stature and caring about what is happening to real people. We are headed for a government controlled country and that is so sad.

  109. September 2, 2009 6:37 pm

    Curt, I think you’d be great!

  110. richard permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:37 pm

    go for it… you could win Senator Schilling!!!!

  111. richard permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:39 pm

    go for it…Senator Schilling sounds great!!!!!

  112. Kirk permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:40 pm

    Curt, as a fellow Christian and a conservative living in this crazy state, you’d be a refreshing change to the politicians thinking they know what’s best for Massachusetts (while they simultaneously drive out businesses and anything else good for our economy). Family first obviously (second only to God), but more power to you if you decided to run!

  113. September 2, 2009 6:41 pm

    Schilling for Senator!

  114. Joe Volanti permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:41 pm

    I would think that Curt would do a stand up job… even though he did keep him mouth shut when most of his 2003 team was ‘roiding it up on the way to the World Series Championship. I guess it only mattered once the team stopped winning that he was on!
    Come on… I’ve played on many organized sporting team and you KNOW when your teammate is on ‘roids. Everyone talks about it. Just because these bums make millions doesn’t give them the right to break the Federal Law prohibiting the sale and use of steroids.
    With that said… good luck Curt. I don’t think you are as crooked as any other politician.

  115. Matt permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:42 pm

    U GOT MY VOTE CURT ..GO GET OUT THERE AND GET THIS STATE BACK ON TRACK!

  116. Scott permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:43 pm

    same here ..go for it Curt.

  117. Paisistratus permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:47 pm

    I dunno, Kurt.

    There is something to be said for someone who isn’t a professional politician running (and with Jim Bunning leaving the Senate needs another pitcher) but you may have picked the wrong state.

    Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in the country and the people here still overwhelmingly support the Obama agenda.

    As a guy who has rallied publically with George W. Bush and John McCain I think most voters would look at you with a lot of suspicion. An outright majority of Massachusetts voters identify themselves as Democrats so even if every independent and Republican in the state voted for you I don’t see how you could win with your positions on issues.

    Maybe you should move back to Arizona if you want to run for office.

  118. Mark Jackson permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:48 pm

    Forget it man, your priorities are aligned with the rural farmers, not us. You are against sensable health reform, which would heal our country, you will join a party that always wants to divide it. Forget it, we won’t vote for you.

  119. harry permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:51 pm

    your a moron..You wouldn’t win..I mean your corrupt enough and a racist but that’s not enough

  120. Pam Atkinson permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:51 pm

    You have shown leadership and courage as a Red Sox. I would like to know more about your views. Are you a true conservative or a dem in republican clothing?

  121. george permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:51 pm

    Agreed with the part about choosing the BEST person. Very seldom does it happen here. The most ENTITLED person has, for decades, gotten elected here. Curt, you have all the tools! You’re respected, intelligent, and have a very strong understanding of the issues. To say you would be a breath of fresh air would be an understatment. I’ll introduce myself at your first fundraiser….Good luck in whatever you do!

  122. September 2, 2009 6:52 pm

    Hello, Mr. Schilling.

    I run the Ace of Spades HQ website, a conservative political site. We do occasional interviews with conservative-leaning figures — most recently Chuck DeVore, running for the Republican nomination in the CA Senate race (http://ace.mu.nu/archives/291683.php) — and I’m writing to ask if you’d have any interest in being interviewed.

    You should know the site used to be notoriously obscenity-filled so it might not be your venue of choice.

  123. Betty Roy permalink
    September 2, 2009 6:55 pm

    Wow! This would be a great thing for your state and our country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and pray that the right doors will open. Our country needs men and women with your integrity and patriotism.
    You would be a great senator!!

  124. September 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Oh, don’t bother publishing that last or this new comment. This is the only way I can think of to get in touch with you.

    Thanks.

  125. September 2, 2009 7:03 pm

    Curt,

    You are the only viable GOP candidate (other than possibly a former Governor which won’t happen,) in a state mired by democratic botulism. As I mentioned in a LinkedIn message, I am Harvard educated as a Political Scientist and Historian, a member of the McCain for President team, and the Massachusetts Republican Party due to the two party system entrenched in this country. I am truly more of a Libertarian or Independent that is fiscally conservative, social liberal, but has a strong Faith like yourself. I am out-spoken, unyielding, and at 32 a successful entrepreneurial consultant and director of sales for one of the largest 3 software firms on the Planet. I hesitate to say that this would be bigger than the “bloody sock” performance in 2004 — its too apples to oranges to compare. But if I had the name recognition you do, I would leave my trusted private sector endeavor in the hands of your more than capable staff and do something truly good in its purest sense for yourself, ALS, Massachusetts, the US, and the Planet. I commit myself to helping in any capacity if you choose to move forward with this and run for United States Senate in very historically, prominently state of Massachusetts. The country is not as well off as It would be with a McCain Administration (minus the VEEP,)and Massachusetts has run even further astray. I am not a zealot, but a Patriot. You can contact me directly for sound advise without fanfare and to leave you with one thought; I pursue my PhD in Government Administration to one day truly help this country a larger scale. I will exit the more lucrative private sector and service in whatever capacity I can, the Greatest Country on Earth. – Chris Lyle 617.259.6725

  126. Luke permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:04 pm

    Curt. DO IT!

  127. Lugh permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:09 pm

    DO IT!!!

    You’ve got my vote.

  128. Keith Nakatani permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:10 pm

    What a joke. Give the world a break and stick to what you know best, whatever that is. Let’s see one of the most respected Senators ever, followed by a baseball pitcher. What are you snorting? What it clearly indicates is how out of touch you are. Most likely you’ll regret having made this annoucement because it’s wacko and so out of left field. Hey, there’s something you can relate to.

  129. Mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:10 pm

    YOU ARE A FAT ASSHOLE SINCE DAY 1.

  130. Mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:13 pm

    PLEASE DO US A FAVOR, LOOK IN THE MIRROR, AND REPEAT: I AM AN EGOTISTICAL JACKASS

  131. Jack Sullivan permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:15 pm

    What a clown Curt has turned into.
    Being an opinionated, uneducated loud mouth doesn’t qualify you for anything but a blog.

  132. Conner permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:20 pm

    What are your qualifications? Is this an instance of someone who is popular being considered or do you really have any qualifications and experience to take on a serious position like this?

  133. Shawn permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:23 pm

    Curt, we need you now more than ever…..everyone else who would run will just toe the party line.

    Senator Schilling…….sounds good to me.

  134. max permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:24 pm

    thanks….I’ll pass…stick to baseball..at least you know that. Your politics is way off “Base” for Mass…..

  135. Sean permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:26 pm

    I’m from Florida but you would be a better representative for me than anybody at home…. Where do I send the check?

  136. Mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:31 pm

    I hope you do run you right wing chump. New England will never love your policies your more Bush than Kennedy…

    Any Kennedy 2010

  137. Paul Phillipps permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:34 pm

    Dear Curt,
    While I live in Maine, I would gladly send you a contribution for a Senate run. Your ability and willingness to speak your mind is a breath of fresh air, and is sorely needed in the Senate. Please give this serious consideration. Your State and Country are calling.
    Paul

  138. K McGuire permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:35 pm

    Dear Mr. Schilling:
    Let me tell you about this state that you clearly do not love or know enough about–simply as it is right now. Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate. (Oklahoma, a solid red state has one of the highest); it has one of the highest levels of college grads (red states hover at the bottom) its students have scored among the highest in the country on the SATs; and the per capita average income is higher than 2/3 of other states. It takes care of its people through universal health coverage–which morally (your a big christian guy, right?) should be a right and not the privilege of the few. So whatever you mean by “getting this state back to the place it deserves to be” is not something I want to be a part of knowing the people you have supported in the past (W!–a joke). We are not your stepping stone and if you want to trash Mass, go to some red state where your pathetic politics will play better. You lost Mass. voters when you went on GMA after the WS win and used your time to trash our Sen. Kerry for a political plug for Bush. Tasteless. We value you what you did for that win but your politics will not play here. Stick to what you know.

  139. Joe B permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:36 pm

    Curt, If you decide to make a run I will help you in whatever way I can in the city of Brockton. Collecting the needed signatures will be the first step I imagine. Contact me via e-mail if you wish.

  140. CarolT permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:39 pm

    Curt, Last week on Boston Herald website I said you or Oganowski could win the seat for a republican. YOU started off correctly with house cleaning in Massachusetts, it has to be done.

    I’m sick of everyone thinking we’re retarded here, by constantly voting in Kerry, Ed Markey, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy and the rest of them.

    I called as many of my local reps today to tell them we want special election, no gov appt. We aren’t all moonbats. I live in Everett, my local rep is Steven Stat Smith, his office said that almost all the calls want special election with no appt. Galluccio is my state sen, his office said calls were 50/50. I also called Patrick’s office several times.

    We need to clean house in MA and the US congress. I have never cast one vote for Kerry, Kennedy or Markey, I write in my own name rather than cast a vote for one of them.

  141. LDC permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:40 pm

    Please do us all a favor and fade away

  142. kas permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:41 pm

    I am a Yankee fan and I always thought you were kind of a loudmouth pain in the a$$, but I would actually vote for you..if I lived in Massachussetts. God knows we need to get rid of the leftist career polticians in Congress.

  143. Bob Rishar permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:43 pm

    Your track record on steroids(an issue familiar to you)-
    of giving flip-flopping answers and non-answers over the years depending on who and when you were asked, and who the accuser and accusee were-
    makes me believe with all my heart-
    that politics is obviously the ideal career choice for you.

  144. DeniseSoxFan permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:44 pm

    Curt, I’d vote for you! I think you’d be awesome.
    Denise

  145. carol toland permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:48 pm

    A solid man who is suited for this job and can represent the people of this state. I would support Curt with my time, money and heart. Go ahead make the plunge. The people of Massachusetts need you. We cannot wait another 47 years for this seat to become available again.

  146. Gus DeGrandis permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:51 pm

    Hi Curt,

    You may be registered as an Independent; but I would
    like to know about any Democrats you ever voted for.

    I really enjoyed your baseball time here, until you
    started getting involved in controversial issues.

    Instead of making us completely happy just playing
    baseball, you had to open your big mouth and ruin
    a great thing !

    It’s a shame, because that’s what I think when your
    name comes up.

    Regardless, good luck !

  147. September 2, 2009 7:51 pm

    Go for it, Curt! You’d be a terrific representative for us. I’d rather see you than some hack Democrat take that seat. You’re truly a man of the people!

  148. conor hayman permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:52 pm

    for a “man” that evokes ann coulter as someone to admire in the least i wish this blowhard would go away

  149. Marc permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:52 pm

    Do yourself a favor and stick to what you know. You couldn’t walk a mile in Kennedy’s shoes. Not even with a bloody sock.

  150. Phil King permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:58 pm

    Curt,

    I’ve always admired your game, your guts, and your government instincts. You’d be Senatorial Hall of Famer!

    Please run – we need some more folks in the Senate with common sense and fiscal constraint!!! The liberals are taking this seat for granted – what a better wake up call than to have a respected conservative take over the Kennedy domain.

    Phil

  151. Scott permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:00 pm

    I would like to see you run. You are brutally honest and that is a quality lacking in congress now a days. I don’t agree w/ alot of your politics, although I consider myself a conservative. I would encourage you to take a fresh look at the constitution (the actual law of the land). The dems and repubs have ignoring it through bailouts and wars. Read Ron Paul.

  152. Bill permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:06 pm

    Schilling to run for Kennedy’s seat? What a joke. Just what we need: another right-wing looney with no policy or legislative experience in the Senate. May Ted Kennedy rest in peace – and not be dishonored in this manner.

  153. September 2, 2009 8:06 pm

    Curt, go for it please !!!
    You are the type of new ideas we need and not afraid to say it.
    listen to this ” Senator Schilling “

  154. Rick D permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:08 pm

    Curt, run for senate… please!

  155. Suzy permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:09 pm

    We NEED you in the Senate. Otherwise, the seat will go to a legacy candidate –anyone named Kennedy and not to a person who can bring fresh ideas to Washington.

  156. John Eckert permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:11 pm

    Hi Curt,
    Run,Run,Run!
    The country needs you, in the Senate.

  157. Jim Sekerak permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:13 pm

    Your heart knows what you should do!

  158. Cynthia Lang permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:23 pm

    Curt if you decide to run I will work my heart out on your campaign. I would love you to represent us down in Washington, D. C. I think you would do an excellent job.

  159. rantrue permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:27 pm

    You have my vote!

  160. September 2, 2009 8:31 pm

    Whatever you choose to do, you have my support!

  161. September 2, 2009 8:31 pm

    Go for it! If there is any time in our history when free-thinking Americans need to personally work to restore our governmnet to the people who own it. Now is that time! I am running for Congress as an Independent, so take my word for it. Run!!

  162. September 2, 2009 8:37 pm

    38,

    You would be an excellent candidate for Senate because you would be a statesman, not a typical politician. I hope that you seriously consider a candidacy.

    In Liberty,

    Nathan

  163. Phil White permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:40 pm

    Curt, here’s hoping you will run. I have no doubt that you would make a great senator. Go for it!

  164. Matt permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:40 pm

    Why would you be interested? You’re a blowhard with no tangible skills to be a lawmaker. As a blogger, I think you’re mostly idiotic, but at least it’s innocuous and doesn’t affect my day-to-day life. Not to be an elitist, but did you even go to college? How do you have anything resembling the skill set needed to propose legislation, write laws, etc.? To me, it started with Corzine – overpaid retirees who grew bored with sitting around blogging and, since you have the financial wherewithal, decide to play Congressman or Senator just to make things interesting. Your whims come at everybody else’s expense. That said, I have no compunction towards thinking you could ever win a Senatorial race, so it’s likely a moot point. However, I felt inclined to interject with my own thoughts on what would be a selfish and destructive venture.

  165. j chase permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:44 pm

    Go for it Schill!

  166. Eddie Morando permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:44 pm

    Curt,

    This state deserves an honest, hard-working person to represent Massachusetts in the senate. The U.S. congress needs someone like you. Your name recognizition as well as your character, reputation, and strong moral background would be invaluable for this job. I’m sure I speak on behalf of many other Massacusetts residents, please enter into the upcoming special election. We would be proud to have you as our senator.

    Sincerely,

    EM

  167. Torrey J permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:49 pm

    Curt, I was at the rally you attended with Senator McCain last year. I am imploring you to run, run, run. The party and the Commonwealth need a new voice, a new approach and some new ideas to energize us.

    Please give it great consideration – I’ll work for you and your campaign.

  168. Al K permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:52 pm

    Curt:
    I had originally intended to post a word of support for any consideration you may be giving toward political office. But after reading some of the vile, hatefilled comments abouth the mojave monument I am going to in fact urge you not to run. This state is beyond help. To subject yourself to the corrupt liberal quagmire of the Massachusetts political quicksand would be casting pearls before swine. Save yourself and your family, get as far away from here as you can. Were already doomed face it we gave that dispicable corrupt human being Ted kennedy an office in Washington for nearly 50 years when he should have had a cell in Leavenworth. The only place possibly more dim witted than MA is RI. They elected his drunken idiot kid. The Massachusetts Democratic Party, finding alternatives to logic!!

  169. Mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:52 pm

    Curt,

    The Senate needs fresh ideas! Please run!

  170. Regan S. permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:55 pm

    RUN, CURT, RUN! As a Florida voter, I wish I could vote for you.

  171. Mike permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:55 pm

    I would love to see the guy in the Senate. He would have to be better than the others already there. We need to bring some sanity back to the country. GO CURT GO!

  172. truthbetold11 permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:56 pm

    Curt, Our fore fathers were no groomed politicians they were ordinary hard working men. Take to the fight our country and state need a man who speaks the truth. go for it God Speed!

  173. John Munion permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:57 pm

    Curt,

    As a fellow conservative I many times agree with your point of view, but I do not care for your say “Bret Favre” approach and frankly it gets old. In 2004 you were going to make an appearance with George Bush at a rally, you canceled then made a comment that you were out of line for expressing your political viewpoint on a public forum. I did not agree, but understood the pressures of your stance given your career and the fact you played in a extemely liberal city of Boston.
    I understand that at the time you may not want to run for the Senate, fair statement, leave it at that. But the PC statement that follows is now no longer necessary given your retirement.”My hope is that whatever happens to, this state makes the decision and chooses the best person, regardless of sex,race,religion or political affiliation, to get this state back to the place it deserves to be.” Lame. I get the first three but “political afflilation”, liberals aren’t liberals or democrats today, their socialists or marxists. Call them on it. Marxist ideals aren’t good for the nation. Liberals have gotten to many Republicans to beleive they have to precurse are viewpoints as if their premise of racism is true. We, not the democrats are the party of emancipation, we not them are the party of civil rights, more republicans by percentage voted for the civil rights bill. Title 9 was under Nixon. Reconstruction was under Grant, a republican president. I have no issue with race as long as its a conservative black candidate. In fact I would rather had had one then the RINO McCain.
    In closing, stop cowering to the media and liberals, if you don’t want to run you don’t need a disclaimer, stop issuing apologies. The last man you want to be compared to is Bret Favre.

  174. Mark permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:01 pm

    I hope you’re true to your word, “I am not going to comment further on this matter.” That’s all we need is for Callahan to start frothing at the mouth tomorrow morning. I personally can live without that pleaure. However, as a Massachusetts Republican, I’m interested in any serious candidate that could potentially capture Kennedy’s seat. In my opinion, this is an absolutely critical election.

    Regards,

    Mark

  175. Jay Florio permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:01 pm

    Curt, While you can add me to the list of solid supporters, I’ve got to ask a tough question (you’ll face tougher, I’m sure)… Once upon a time you sat before a Senate comittee to discuss performance enhancing drugs in the MLB. The outspoken Curt many of us expected to see was much more reserved than expected. As I recall, a few days later you responded to that issue on the D&C show – to paraphrase; you said that the average person doesn’t realize the magnitde of being sworn to oath and sitting before congress.

    You’re a hero for your charity, you’re a legend in Sox nation and you’re a solid family man…But, can you assure your supporters that you wouldn’t simply assimilate if we punch your ticket to to DC?

  176. September 2, 2009 9:05 pm

    I hope your decision is YES!

  177. September 2, 2009 9:07 pm

    This is politics not a game in the sandbox. You can’t be a crybaby and go running home to cry. You are a Republican supporter even though you are an Ind. I can’t believe the Senate, the State or the Kennedy family would allow such a disrespectful act to tarnish Sen. Kennedy’s legacy. There is too much at stake. You have no position on the issues that is consistent with the dreams and ideals of what Kennedy’s service to his country was and still is. Please for the country, the state and so the DREAM won’t die, I beg you to withdraw any interest you have in this position of public service. Public service being the key issue not self-service.

  178. PAT MESTHOS permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:09 pm

    Curt, I am a Phillies fan who has never booed. Tears came to my eyes when you said, after the Diamondbacks World Series win, that you wished it had been in Phillies pinstripes. Of course you must run for Senate. What would that august body be without a conservative right wingnut now that Jim Bunning is “retiring?”

  179. Straight talker permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:09 pm

    Yeah, now MA can be held up like the Red Sox were…so much for full disclosure or transparency.

  180. pringles permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:11 pm

    Curt – you’re a blockhead. Stay out of politics. You’re just not smart enough.

  181. glenn88 permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:17 pm

    Say it ain’t so Curt! Stay a NE sports hero and philanthropist. Don’t soil your name in the polarized political arena.

    Please consider that your political philosophy might be in the minority in Massachusetts. Your preferences in presidential elections (Bush, McCain and Palin) have lost MA by wide margins.

  182. September 2, 2009 9:19 pm

    I will assume since it is awaiting moderation that only post agreeing with this farce are permitted.

  183. T.Anastasi permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:25 pm

    You are what the Senate and the country needs very much at this moment. If your family commitments allow, run!

  184. September 2, 2009 9:28 pm

    Schilling as a Senator….Republican from Massachusetts….he has a better chance of coming back and winning 300 games

  185. September 2, 2009 9:36 pm

    I support you in this endeavour and would like to interview you for my online newspaper, http://www.YourClaremontPress.com.

  186. September 2, 2009 9:36 pm

    Go for it, you’re honest, blunt and a fresh face in Washington. God Bless You.

  187. Eric permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:39 pm

    I wish I lived up there so I could give you my vote. We truly need someone with a conservative perspective in Mass. If you do pursue this venture, I wish you all the best!

    Eric

  188. pajama momma permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:57 pm

    Quit thinkin’ Start doin’

  189. Terry permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:03 pm

    I hope you do run, and get your clock cleaned by any one of the numerous qualified individuals. How will you explain your blind allegiance to Dick and Shrub who did their best to ruin our great country?
    Just because you can throw a ball doesn’t mean you have a brain in your head. The ego of some people.

  190. Amber permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:04 pm

    If things happen to align themselves, you’ve already got at least one vote.

  191. Anonymous permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:07 pm

    Mr. Schilling: kindly f**k-off back to Texas and leave the good people of Massachusetts alone.

  192. Paul Knag permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:08 pm

    What a great idea.

    If Schilling runs, he will win in a landslide.

    At this point in time, we need Curt Schilling just as much when he was a Red Sox.

  193. Jane permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:08 pm

    Curt please consider. Help us clean up this state. I’ll be the first to sign up as a campaign worker and I am sure many will follow!

  194. Manny permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:09 pm

    You ought to run. Election success in politics is all about name recognition, and the guys who have to raise money constantly need those funds to buy that name recognition. You don’t have that problem.

    You broke my Yankee heart twice in your career, but I’d be happy to call you Senator Schilling. You’d do our country proud, and give Massachusetts a level of representation they frankly don’t deserve, given their penchant for electing fools and knaves, and relatives of fools and knaves.

  195. September 2, 2009 10:12 pm

    Dear Mr. Curt Schilling;

    With all the due respect that I can possibly muster I have decided to write to you. I am a 100% disabled Viet Nam Veteran & a die-hard baseball fan since I was 5 years old.

    I very much enjoyed your days with the AZ & Boston. Thank you for those great moments that will always live in my mind. I admired how you kept pitching so well even with the bloody sock. Your fortitude, endurance & bravery was very special to all of baseball & it’s fans.

    Since that time I have caught some of your remarks on your blog. This is where my whole body quivers.

  196. September 2, 2009 10:13 pm

    Dear Mr. Curt Schilling;
    With all the due respect that I can possibly muster I have decided to write to you. I am a 100% disabled Viet Nam Veteran & a die-hard baseball fan since I was 5 years old.
    I very much enjoyed your days with the AZ & Boston. Thank you for those great moments that will always live in my mind. I admired how you kept pitching so well even with the bloody sock. Your fortitude, endurance & bravery was very special to all of baseball & it’s fans.

  197. September 2, 2009 10:14 pm

    Dear Mr. Curt Schilling;

    With all the due respect that I can possibly muster I have decided to write to you. I am a 100% disabled Viet Nam Veteran & a die-hard baseball fan since I was 5 years old.

    I very much enjoyed your days with the AZ & Boston. Thank you for those great moments that will always live in my mind. I admired how you kept pitching so well even with the bloody sock. Your fortitude, endurance & bravery was very special to all of baseball & it’s fans.

    Since that time I have caught some of your remarks on your blog. This is where my whole body quivers.

  198. George Chandler permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:14 pm

    Go for it! After what you did for Boston & the Sox, you’ve got my support (but not my vote since I now live in Texas). Mass. needs a counter to all those lefties!

  199. September 2, 2009 10:15 pm

    Supporting veterans or service men & women is one thing. This is where we differ emensly. Anyone’s approval in any way of sending us, our children & our grandchildren off to nonsensical, totally unneccesary wars as did LBJ, Nixon, Bush I & II for the purposes to make the wealthy, immoral & calous people of this country (world) even wealthier by making money off of our blood & severe suffering is part & parcel to terrorizing US!

    Expressing your hard core, RIGHT WING type of philosophy on your blog is one thing. It is your right as an American. The idea of you taking over a Senatorial seat of a man who has long been a champion of the people sickens my stomach to intense nausea.

  200. September 2, 2009 10:15 pm

    You were a fine, respected & upstanding MLB pitcher for many years. Please DO NOT disgrace yourself or America or it’s veterans by continueing to support criminals such as the Bush Regime or the twisted mind of another Viet Nam Veteran who can’t come to grips about his own 5 1/2 years of hell as a POW. I am speaking of Mr. McCain who has proven many times that he has no clue as to how or who sent him to be involved in a war where it was possible for him to become a POW in the 1st place.

    If you want the Senate seat of Mr. Kennedy then do yourself & our country proud by converting your (sic) form of patriotism to one that is FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE & OF THE PEOPLE.

  201. September 2, 2009 10:17 pm

    I have one grandson in IRAQ right now & 2 more that are 17 & 18. Please stop the support of murdering my family. It becomes very personal when anyone puts one’s family members to the sword! Please put down your sword that is poised against US, change your heart & mind into helping US not endangering US.
    Thank you for your time.

    Most emphatically yours;
    ~Cpl. R. L. Fabian, USMC, 1st MAR DIV, VIET NAM (disabled)

  202. September 2, 2009 10:18 pm

    *note: I tried to email this directly but Mr. Schilling’s website email service said that my remarks are “INVALID” & would not accept my email as composed. Invalid? Does this mean that he thinks that I am an INVALID (100% disabled) or is he saying that because I do not agree with him that my opinion is invalid?

  203. PAT MESTHOS permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:18 pm

    I meant ex-Phillie pitcher right wingnut. Finding out you are a Republican breaks my heart. Please don’t tell me Doug Glanville is a Republican too. Kruk probably is. Mitch Williams almost definitely is.

  204. JIm permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:26 pm

    Curt:

    The question to ask yourself is this: do you love the people of Massachusetts so much and want to serve them ALL as their Senator, or are you running because you have some ideological or political axe to grind? If the former, good luck to you. Learn as much as you can. If the latter, please, spare us and your family the grind of a losing run for office.

  205. Ginny D permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:26 pm

    It would be a wonderful thing if you do decide to run for senator. The conservative people of MA needs some representation. Something we have not had for a very long time. Also you may be able to help stop what is happening in Washington and make laws according to the constitution. Good Luck

  206. S. Hoy permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:27 pm

    WoW! Now this is comming from as they say “Left Field.” I guess if you run and put together a good campaign anyone could have the seat but to actually think you would want to try and fill the shoes of possibly the most accomplished senator ever is a bold idea. Having never been actually a polital landmark except for fund raising and speaking out in favor of the Republicans who you back and who back you, I can’t imagine what would make a person think to do such a thing as this. Either one must think it doesn’t matter too much or one would have to have the biggest ego in the world.

    Whatever the case…if you give it a go then good luck to you but I personally hope it doesn’t happen or you even get close.

  207. Red permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:28 pm

    Please run … please!!!

    Oh how I would love to see some one like Curt who so beats around the bush and is so non-committal on topics in the Senate.

    You have my support! Wave the bloody sock!

  208. ldfisher permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:41 pm

    Curt, I think for the good of our state and our country you should do this. Looking at the possible Republican candidates there is no strong candidate out there at this point. I feel encouraged by the gubernitorial race coming up and think that both the anncounced Republicans have good ideas to heal the damage that has been done to this state in recent years. However, we need somebody in that Senate seat with new and fresh ideas. Somebody who is going to shake things up in Washington. I think you are the right person for the job. You have my support if you choose to run.

  209. eli permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:41 pm

    Well, It better not be you!

    Kennedy was a great man and senator. He made things happened and was involved throughout america. You are a baseball player, who happens to have interest in politics. Not a senator.

  210. Tony Boschetto permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:45 pm

    Dear Curt,

    The Republican Party in Massachusetts needs strong leadership to help bring balance and sensibility to our political system.

    I would fully support your run for Senate and would be willing to assist in any way possible.

    First and foremost, I would be willing to host a fund raising event to support your candidacy.

    Best Wishes

  211. blue dog permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:48 pm

    I say go for it Curt. And if you ever need some campaign financing or a relaxing weekend on a yacht in Florida to ponder electoral strategy or S&L bailouts, be sure and call up your hero John McCain’s sponsor and patron Charles Keating Jr. I’m sure he’ll be happy to prioritize those Republican ideals for you like he did for John.

  212. Charles Johnson permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:48 pm

    you are a joke

  213. Joe permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:49 pm

    Schill. I’ll move back to Mass just so I can vote for you. I just believe you are 110 percent more honest than the other choices who ever they will be.

  214. BostonBill permalink
    September 2, 2009 10:57 pm

    You should run, you have my support!

  215. Dutch permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:01 pm

    lulz. this has to be a joke right?

  216. bill from medfield permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:05 pm

    I don’t care if you run as a Republican, Democrate,or Independent, please run. We need some new blood (no pun intended) in there. The jerks in there now are taking us somewhere I don’t think most of us want to go. When I think of all the people who have sacrificed so much for this country, I think they must be turning over in their graves.

  217. Jericho permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:17 pm

    Stay out of politics; you got all the money in the world…now you want power.
    Typical.
    Not only that, but I HIGHLY doubt a “secret” republicant will get appointed.

  218. Bostonsucks permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:45 pm

    Like i said before if that idiot bush was prez than this dumb jock ( curt) could b sen only n america, n of course he gona win cuz stupid boston ppl will vote just cuz he pitched a couple of lucky games to me he dnt knw wut he doin just knws how to talk sh#%¥ plz go away u just another racist republican i cant stand you!!!! N boston!!!. Go away hope ur site gets shut down!!!

  219. Justin permalink
    September 2, 2009 11:46 pm

    Schilling. Being a former Az. resident and a die hard BoSox fan I think you should make a run. One thing I appreciate about you is that you speak your mind. All the best.

  220. Dave Trageser permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:04 am

    Come on, Curt, you were a big George W and Republican booster. You have a lot of nerve to even ‘test the waters.’ I’ll move back to Mass. to vote against you.

  221. Camilo Cienfuegos permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:10 am

    It’s not your ignorance and stupidy that make you dangerous, it’s your self righteousness partnered with your almost Fascist like Christian bulls*** that makes you a scary person.

  222. SalemGal permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:23 am

    GO FOR IT !!!

    If anyone has a shot at breaking the strangle hold the Dem’s and hacks have had in this state, you do!

    You’re a straight shooter, and honest – two things that are desperately lacking in MA politics.

    Not to mention, the name recognition. I’ll bet people who haven’t voted for years would get out and vote for you.

    We need you!

  223. September 3, 2009 12:47 am

    No comments…..what happened? Did everyone stop reading after your disclosure that you think Ann Coulter is on to something.

  224. Nathan Walker permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:50 am

    As a Yankees fan I have despised you for many years. That being said, I really hope you pursue public service. You seem to be a good common sense type of guy with integrity and honor. Your state could use somebody like you.

  225. Ray permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:10 am

    really? please don’t. It would be a disgrace to have anybody other than a dem in that seat. The Kennedy’s were in it for a life long service to their country thus the 47 years he was afforded. No disrespect to you in any way, shape or form but you are not even in the same pedigree. You were a fine pitcher and businessman and in no way do you have what it takes to this office. We can’t afford to have another person learn on the job the way President Bush did while he was in office. That was an 8 year disaster that ran the country a muck. If he had been an employee he would be easily fired and for good reason. You don’t have the credentials and I beg you that If I could give every last dollar I have into your stock just so you wouldn’t run.

  226. Willie permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:39 am

    Chill out Schilling…dream on. Not gonna happen in this life time. Keep your day job.

  227. Danny Bonaduce permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:56 am

    Senator Schilling?!? Your ego is more out of control than a ’67 Oldsmobile on Dike Bridge in Chapaquitic. Get back to planet earth. You are not remotely qualified. Fortunately this is not California so you do not stand a chance in hell. And in fact, it wouldn’t even be close there.

    PS Vote for Pedro

  228. September 3, 2009 4:38 am

    I would be very happy to see Curt run for Senate.

  229. Dan N. permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:04 am

    My God, will you please just go away? You were a pitcher. A pitcher. You threw a baseball for a living. Granted, you did so very well. But you’re done now and it’s time to invest all your money and sign things at public gatherings. Otherwise, please, please shut up.

  230. Tim Harris permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:17 am

    What on EARTH makes you qualified to run for the Senate? Because you voted for Bush/Cheney and McCain?

  231. independent voter permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:23 am

    run, curt, run!!

  232. Jon permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:48 am

    Curt please run for the senate seat, it’s the only hope the Republican Party has. The democrats in MA are out of control and could care less about the average citizen.

  233. Dave permalink
    September 3, 2009 5:49 am

    Curt,

    The State could use you! I no longer live in MA so you could not count on my vote but I’d certainly send a contribution. It’s about time MA got someone who could speak the truth and be fair to the hard working middle class.

  234. Fred permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:10 am

    Good morning Curt

    I think you’re an intelligent man and you would make a good Senator.
    My vote goes to the person who makes not the most promises, but who makes the most sense.
    Don’t fall into the trap of being overly conservative (I’m a lifelong Republican), stick to the issues; too many taxes, too many government programs, too many incursions into the private sector, too many cronies, no public health care option needed; emphasize the need for fresh minds and ideas, we don’t need current or former congressmen to go back with their old, tired and very liberal ideas–we need opposition, take a look at our own statehouse…
    Do the right thing, do your homework and don’t sling crap at other people Curt, it doesn’t work.
    Oh, and get a good PR and campaign manager…
    i will vote for you and will help get your message out if your positions make sense…

    “Republican’s in Massachusetts…why not us?”

    Good luck and all the best for your family, I’m glad you’ve stayed in Massachusetts.

    Fred

  235. 2 Bit Bill permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:14 am

    Good Luck, Curt!

  236. Pam permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:28 am

    I hope you choose to run – I cant think of a better person at this time to promote a change in my state!

  237. Christian permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:28 am

    Curt,

    Would love to see you run! The country is in desperate need of people like you to run for office.

    Christian

  238. Democritus permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:41 am

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! OMG stop, please. You were a good pitcher, but what on earth makes you think you are qualified to be a US Senator? I don’t think listening to right wing hate radio counts as political credentials. Lol, you might actually have a chance in a state like Alaska or Mississippi. Good luck, wingnut.

  239. Adam permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:47 am

    You’ve got to be kidding Curt. You’d be the worst policy maker I can imagine. I’m trying to think of it now, we’d have legislation introduced that you had suggested in chain emails.

  240. joe luca permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:52 am

    One blowhard taking the place of another blowhard!!!

  241. Scott permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:56 am

    Run Curt, run! Your positive, shining city on a hill attitude is just what not only Massachusetts needs, but the country as a whole.

  242. September 3, 2009 7:03 am

    Just so you’ll know, I wouldn’t vote for you. Pitching doesn’t qualify you to represent me. If you’re interested in politics, prove yourself in the minors first.

  243. Rob permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:09 am

    Maybe you should wait one more day to assume that you could replace an institution Mr. Schilling. Good lord, how big are your balls that you just throw this oout there? Wow, the size of your ego is only exceeded by your total lack of tact.

  244. Bill permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:11 am

    Curt,
    Would you feel the same way if it was game 7? Would you hope someone would step in and do the job that you know you can do? If you’re going to do it, you better do it fast, as a special election has to take place in less than 6 months. Good Luck.

  245. Karen permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:13 am

    Love ya, but please don’t. You would become a target for every political shark. You have to learn to run some sort of team first.

  246. Tim permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:15 am

    Curt,
    I am curious to see how you will be able to reconcile becoming a Democratic Senator in one of the most liberal states in the land after your continued support of obviously flawed and failed policies of the Bush/Cheney era. Oh and the fact that you were going to vote for McCain/ Palin. How does this make sense? Have you had a change of heart?

  247. Brian permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:16 am

    Curt,

    Please stop being a public figure. Just go away. Your celebrity status does not make you an enlightened thinker. Hopefully Massachusetts will know better.

  248. Tommy permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:22 am

    Give me a break.You would probably fit right inwith most of those thieves up there,seeing the money you stole from the Red Sox last ear for doing nothing.

  249. roberto permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:23 am

    Curt: I am listening to you on WEEI as I type this. It sounds like you are leaning toward not running. While that is disappointing, I certainly understand that your reason for not running is because of your family. I can’t argue with that, and it only causes me to respect you more. I had the pleasure of hearing you and Shonda speak at a benefit for AANE. As the father of a son with Asperger’s, I can tell you that hearing you and Shonda speak from the heart about your son was an extremely emotional experience. You are always described as a “warrior” for your ability to pitch through pain in ’04. But, listening to you that night discuss your son, I gained a true sense of you as Shonda, as people. Obviously, you have your priorities in order, and will no doubt make the right decision about the senate seat.

    But, as you continue to mull this over, did you notice how the Globe handled it today? They stuck the “news” part of the story in Metro (well below the fold). Any other candidate would have merited a front page mention. Then, they cobbled together a series of quotes from ex-teammates making light of your candidacy. Conclusion? The Globe is terrified of you.

    I know that you will make the right decision. But, if I could make one request, it would be to hire an experienced pollster before the weekend. On Monday night (Labor Day), have the pollster contact LIKELY VOTERS. This election is set to take place on a frigid Jan day. No matter how much media attention this election draws, turnout will be low (older voters especially, and college students will likely not have re-registered in Massachusetts as they would for a Presidential race). If the poll numbers have you competitive at this point, you can win. And, remember, this election is as much about the rejection of the Obama administration as it is about you. The people are angry. We just need someone with a voice, a vision, and the guts to run.

  250. September 3, 2009 7:26 am

    Hi Curt, this is Lou from New Hampshire. Happy to hear about your thoughts about running for Senator in the great state of Mass. . I would be happy to do what I can to support your run. It would be nice to have someone who has the goal of doing what is best for the state and her residents. Common sense and decent values and the ability to get things done are all needed requirements for the task at hand. Do hope to hear more about your position and feel strongly you have what it takes to be a strong, posiyive addition to the state.

  251. Paul Schmidt permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:27 am

    GO FOR IT CURT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED AT THE SUPPORT YOU WILL GET FOR A RUN AT THE SENATE SEAT.
    IF YOU COULD BE AS GOOD IN THE SENATE AS YOU WERE ON THE MOUND, YOU WILL HAVE A LIFETIME JOB!
    AT LEAST YOU WILL NOT BE A “SHILL’. YOU HAVE ALWAYS TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS. i BELIEVE IN YOU.

  252. Bob Matott permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:29 am

    Curt, Please go for it. It would be nice to have someone who understands the constitution run for office in MA.

  253. Ron Allen permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:31 am

    Curt, I hope you read the comments on your blog to help you gauge the support (or opposition) to your potential run for Massachusetts Senator. I honestly believe that your lack of political experience makes you a more viable and intriguing candidate than most. This state and country has hit a low not seen in my lifetime. If one of your promises is to not succumb to political pressure to change your mind on an important vote or compromise your core beliefs for self benefit, I wholeheartedly support your candidacy. I live west of Worcester and would work tirelessly for you in this area to educate people on your candidacy and get them to the polls to vote for you.

    Ron Allen
    West Brookfield, MA

  254. Roxanne Capansky permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:34 am

    GO CURT!!!

  255. Tom Stevens permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:39 am

    I think Curt shares common interests and goals for the State of Ma. and if he has the qualifications to help make a change then he should get the opportunity. I grew up as a child in Millis and would love the chance to chat with Curt about our local history and developement.

  256. Jack Staskiewicz permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:46 am

    Curt, you helped lead Red Sox Nation to their first World series Championship in 86 years. You now have the opportunity to help lead Massachusetts to its first chance at conservatism, or at least political reality, in nearly that long. Senator Schilling, GO FOR IT!

  257. Jennifer Little permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:52 am

    Mr. Schilling,
    This is to encourage you to follow your heart and run for senate. You have expressed your concern about the future of our country. There are few people who have the resources you have to make a difference. Your high profile makes you a viable candidate. Please give it serious consideration. America needs people like you who are willing to step up and serve.
    Best Regards, A Tennessee fan

  258. September 3, 2009 7:53 am

    Schill:

    I think running for a Senate seat would be a good move for you. I think MA needs a well reasoned voice in the senate to get things done that will not relent to special interests. I am a MA attorney and I would love to be a volunteer to help with your campaign.

    I may be an attorney but, historically, I have abhored politics and for the most part politicians and I have no experience in running or managing political campaigns or the like but, I would like to volunteer to help. I have friends who have been involved in politics and have asked me to help with this campaign and that and have declined because there was never a candidate that I believed in.

    By the way, I also played baseball through college and I’ve been a Red Sox fan since 1974 (I was 7). The people in Boston and New England will never forget what you did in 2004 (nor should they) and that may get people to listen to your message initially but, what you do once you have their attention is what will or will not get you elected. What MA does not need is another Democrat looking for a place to hang his/her hat for a lifetime.

    Feel free to respond or contact me should you care to: bobproulxlaw@verizon.net

    Sincerely,
    Bob Proulx
    508.326.6096

  259. Dean Winters permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:00 am

    please let us know where you stand on the current issues. knowing you are a conservative and that is in part what we need in our senate seat, but please elaborate on the details. thank you and good luck!

  260. Keith permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:01 am

    Senator Schilling has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it?

  261. Michael Rooney permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:02 am

    Curt…..what this state needs…..what this country needs is people of integrity, that I certainly think you have, if you don’t run please help put someone in office that is willing to put Massachusetts above their own interests.

    Thanks for listening.
    Mike

  262. Bob permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:06 am

    Mr. Schilling, I don’t typically write in or comment on these things, but this is an issue that cannot be ignored. This country, not just Massachusetts is in a desperate situation right now. Unfortunately, the general public loves to complain about our Government, but continue to elect the same individuals or the same type of individuals; career politicians with personal addenda’s that are too often driven with themselves in mind. They are too concerned about getting re-elected. While I’m sure I do not agree with all of your political beliefs I know this wonderful country NEEDS, desperately, someone like you. We need an honest, strong-willed person, who will do what he/she believes is right for, not themselves or their next election, but for this country and its. We NEED someone that will hold OTHER’s accountable. Someone that will call out and bring attention to the “games” and personal agenda’s our current political leaders. I haven’t always agreed with you throughout the years. I’ve actually, been a little bit of a critic of yours, at times, but when I heard you had some interest in the vacated Massachusetts seat in the US Senate, I got extremely excited at the possibility. I’ve long yearned for the person who could save us from ourselves; the person that will truly bring accountability and awareness to what goes on in Washington. I know spending time with your family is extremely important to you, but as a concerned citizen, I BEG you to run for this seat. I do not have much money to contribute to your campaign, but if you do choose to run, I would be honored to volunteer my time and help you out however possible.

  263. PHILLYPHAN permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:14 am

    Curt, When I asked you if you were thinking about politics at the last Curt’s Pitch dinner in Philly, it didn’t sound like it was something you would do. I’m glad to see there might be a chance. Please try and save the state of Massachusetts. I will help in anyway I can from the home of the 2008 World Series Champions.

  264. Dan D permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:15 am

    You have to run, Curt. I live on the Southern NH border 30 miles north of Boston. My wife and I will sign on as volunteers and contribute financially.

    This is of God.

  265. Dan D permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:16 am

    Ah, I should say “I live in MA town on the Southern NH border” …

  266. James permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:24 am

    Dear Curt,

    I am a resident of Massachusetts, I own a home, work, vote, pay taxes, and am trying to start a family with my wife. I was born and raised in New York City, and always will be a New York Yankees fan. That being said, historically I have not been a sports fan of yours since you’ve had a history of killing the Yankees. However, I would fully support you politically should you decide to run for US Senate over the next few months to assume Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat. I agree with your politics, and the corrupt Commonwealth needs “common sense” CHANGE you could help implement. I would gladly volunteer my time and efforts to help your campaign if needed. Please consider the run, it would be great to get some fresh blood into that seat after 47 years.

    – James

  267. sean permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:28 am

    Do it Curt….it would be great to get you in there……especially if you’re for helping take our country back from this socialist grip. Good luck!

  268. Tim permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:53 am

    PLEASE RUN FOR SENATE

  269. Jamison permalink
    September 3, 2009 8:59 am

    You are right, your family is the number one priority, and I support you whether you run or not, however if you decide not to run I hope this state is smart enough to elect someone with similiar views as you.

  270. Bill Manson permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:01 am

    You have better things to do than be late inning relief for Jim Bunning.

  271. Chuck in WYO permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:12 am

    Run Schill, Run!

  272. MikeN permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:26 am

    If you do consider a run, I would recommend you read The Way The World Works by Jude Wanniski. It would give you the economics knowledge that would serve you well in a campaign, basically what you already know, ad expands it further in a way everyone can understand.

    Also, take a look at Paul Cellucci’s debate when he ran for governor. Republicans don’t do well here, but he focused on one thing, that he could manage a budget well. The auditorium laughed at his answers, where the question coul be about affirmative action or anything else, and he talks about “Scott Harshbarger can’t control spending”, but he made sure the voters got the message. Mitt Romney did the same thing. It helped that Cellucci was pro-choice, while Romney just downplayed differences. That is something a Senator can’t do, and I don’t think you would want to. Nevertheless, stick to key messages.

  273. ron mercier permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:32 am

    this state & the counry as a whole is in serious trouble & it all eminates from special interest groups..if you & family decide to make the run for office, i & many of my friends will support you….good luck with the decision..

  274. lisa rhea permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:45 am

    Please Have some respect for the seat , and the man who just pass away . This is not a joke , this state need two voices to speak for them , not someone who just getting into this for how much media coverage he can get , and that is what i feel you are doing sir. let me say this , we love you as a player , and at that time i even love how out spoken you were , but lets just leave it as that sir. This state will never put a person like yourself in that seat , and i think that was already made clear to you yesterday , by the poll that was taken by Channel 5 .. Please dont run…

  275. Tyler permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:53 am

    Curt,
    Please dont run for senate…

    Your baseball career was hyped up for a fabricated bloody sox game.
    You also broke the no.1 baseball rule, which stipulates to keep all matters private.
    And as a big believer in people paying their dues, you haven’t paid your dues on the political circuit…

    You ripped Barry Bonds to shreds, while ignoring white counterparts (such as Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi etc)
    I want an honest man who respects the courts due process. An honest man who confronts individuals to their face when speaking about serious issues (not running off on internet land speaking like a tough guy). An honest man who respects all races, whether black or white….

    As for your anger against Bonds and the steroids scandal, we need voices like you to talk about the Ty Cobbs n the Babe Ruth’s of the world needing asterisks next to their stats due to negro players being banned from baseball. If you want to be a soldier and speak the truth, then you need to touch all subjects not just Barry Bonds…

    Sorry Curt, but as a black person, you dont stand for me.
    You don’t stand for my struggle as an African American….

  276. Stewart permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:12 am

    Please, Please, Please do not run for senate. I will never forget your speech after the 04 world series and your whole hearted endorsement of Mr. Bush. We need to look no further than that singular speech to see how wrong you would be for the esteemed position of Massachusetts Senator. This fact is made even more glaring when you realize that you would be replacing the “liberal lion” Edward Kennedy. I can only hope that if you do run, Red Sox fans examine your stances on issues and see you for what you are, hypocritical and self-righteous. Thanks for the two titles, but for the love of god, stay the hell out of the Senate.

  277. September 3, 2009 10:13 am

    Good luck if you run Curt. And your blog post has been featured at THEWEEK.com!

  278. James Heonakos permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:24 am

    I’m a fellow Republican & a plumber & if you do run I am able to help out here in the Merrimac Valley, provided that I agree with most of your platform. Sincerely James Heonakos 71 Carroll Parkway Lowell, Mass.01851 Tel#978 459-3583 cell#508 572-2296

  279. Curt Shilling permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:26 am

    My name is Curt Shilling.

    My priorities are my family and this studio but I’m willing to sacrifice both in order to bring more attention to myself.

    I’m not going to “discuss it further” but i did bring this on myself by posting my interest on my blog. I will now to go on talk shows to NOT discuss it any further since it’s just “speculation.” I will keep blog readers up to date on my appearances where i DON’T discuss my senate seat.

    My name is Curt Shilling and I’m NOT a fraud.

  280. Alan Snipes permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:26 am

    Curt,

    Go ahead and run. Democrats will crush you. Since you supported policies that ran this country into the ground and made us less safe, I want you to try and explain your way out of supporting Bush.

  281. Terry permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:40 am

    You go Guy!!

  282. Trip permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:42 am

    Curt,

    Please run. There are so many people in this state who are sick and tired of the way big government in washington runs our life. You are a true leader, as evident in your base ball career and now in your private live as the prsident of a company. The fact is there aren’t many people with a snowball’s chance to beat the Democrats in the election. If anyone can though, it is YOU!

  283. Aghast permalink
    September 3, 2009 10:53 am

    Curt… Let me see if I’ve got this right. Your sense of political judgement lead you to campaign to place Sarah Freakin’ Palin one heartbeat away from the oval office and now you suggest that you are a worthy successor to the legendary Lion, Mr. Ted Kennedy?

    Obviously, your judgement has not improved in the past 12 months. Spare us. Spare yourself. Maybe you can go exchange tweets with Sarah or find a tea party in need of one more confused voice. The US Senate just isn’t where you belong.

  284. September 3, 2009 10:54 am

    Do it Curt.
    Just say you will and we will be there to help you make it happen.

    JP
    Boston

  285. SalemGal permalink
    September 3, 2009 11:00 am

    Again, GO FOR IT !!!

    Don’t listen to the naysayers, ESPECIALLY those who say you don’t have the experience.

    That’s part of the freakin’ problem: legislators with “experience”.

    Experience with ignoring the Constitution.

    Experience with pandering to special interests and lobbyists.

    Experience with voting their “conscience” instead of their constituency’s will.

    Experience with padding their own nests, during and after their terms.

    Experience with BS’ing the electorate.

    Experience with voting massive amounts of pork, and the quid pro quo in that process.

    Experience with passing bills that no one has read.

    I will also volunteer and support you. Hope and change, yeah, baby!

  286. john gallagher permalink
    September 3, 2009 11:31 am

    Such arrogance…..don’t run…you’ll only embarrass yourself

  287. Racroce permalink
    September 3, 2009 11:46 am

    It’s absolutely amazing how this speculation about Schill running for senator already has Democratic hacks, hangers on, and moonbats in a panic. All you need to do is read some of their inane comments here to understand that you have them worried, Curt.

    Are you qualified? Well, that depends on how you define “qualified.” What makes someone like Joe Kennedy qualified? Is it because his name is Kennedy? Is it because he hangs out with a brutal communist dictator named Hugo Chavez?

    Let’s face it, that flawed, moonbat God Teddy Kennedy wasn’t qualified to be dog catcher back in 1962 when he embarked on being Senator for Life. Would you rather have some hack member of Congress take that seat? What makes them more qualified than Mr. Schilling? Is it the fact that they’ve been on the public payroll all their life?

    Curt Schilling would be a refreshing change to these career politicians. He’s honest, speaks his mind, and believes that people should be accountable from themselves and not expect government to take care of their every need from cradle to grave.

    It’s high time we got someone in there to represent average, working class Massachusetts residents.

    Run Curt, run!

    And I TOTALLY disagree that Massachusetts is a way left liberal state. While it’s certainly run by wacky, liberal elected officials, a majority of those who vote are pragmatic on most issues, and conservative on a lot of others. Don’t forger: the best president of the 20th Century, Ronald Reagan, carried Massachusetts TWICE.

    Don’t forget that three of our last four governors were Republicans.

    Most citizens of the Commonwealth believe in the same American ideals as Curt Schilling. He would be a wonderful representative of the majority.

  288. tom permalink
    September 3, 2009 11:51 am

    I’d vote for ya. Massachusetts for moderate republicans!!!

  289. Evan Leach permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:41 pm

    Curt,
    There is one problem with you running for senator in Massachusetts…YOU SUPPORT REPUBLICANS! YOU WILL NEVER WIN! Haven’t you lived here long enough to realize that?

  290. Bcbcbc permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:51 pm

    If you all think that Curt should “talk baseball or shut up”, or think that people dont want to hear what Curt has to say, Then why are you reading his blog? I dont agree with 100% of what he has to say, but I think he is intelligent and what he has to say is interesting.

    There is nothing wrong with running for the Senate. Thats how our system works and was intended. Run and if you are the best fit and what the people want, it will be right.

  291. bcbcbcbcbcbccb permalink
    September 3, 2009 12:57 pm

    “”Sorry Curt, but as a black person, you dont stand for me.
    You don’t stand for my struggle as an African American””

    Stupid unnecessary comment

  292. bo-soso-sox permalink
    September 3, 2009 1:12 pm

    For everyone who says that no-one care what Curt says, why are you reading his blog? I read his blog because I think he is intelligent and find what he says interesting. I dont always agree 100% of the time, but at least they are his own thoughts and he expresses them in an intelligent way.

    I say run for the Senate. Thats how our system was intended. If he runs and people like what he says, and like the idea of him in the Senate, then it will all work out. If people hate him, his ideas, or the idea of him in politics, then he wont succeed. No harm in running tho. Some of you people just dont like the idea of the Senate being shook up.

    Curt if you do decide to run, I know you will give it your all. And thats all anyone can ask. I wish you luck and know you will “shake things up” either way. You have already started!

  293. Teddyballgame permalink
    September 3, 2009 1:32 pm

    Curt:

    In a short race like this one will be, NAME RECOGNITION is by far the biggest factor. Smile and wave – spend money – smile and wave. That’s all that’s required. You’ll need an army of workers – think people will show up at a campaign headquarters to meet YOU? Yeah, I think that they will. Family is of course #1, but this is not going to be a typical senate campaign – it’s over on January 19th!

  294. Teddyballgame permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:08 pm

    A lot of posts here mention qualifications – What qualifications did the current occupant of the White House have?

  295. phila permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:12 pm

    if you decide to run… get in with these guys

  296. Keri permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:29 pm

    You were a great pitcher and I loved what you did for the Red Sox, but you are closed minded when it comes to people different from yourself. Massachusetts is a diverse state and if you can’t tolerate other people’s beliefs, sexual orientations, and races you shouldn’t run here in MA. I’m sure you would win some kind of seat in AZ though. Old retired people like your traditional family values.

  297. Jon permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:52 pm

    It’s pretty awesome that these are Curt Schilling fans and a vast majority of them are against him running for the Senate.

    That should be a pretty glaring hint Curt – stick to sports. No one cares about your political views.

  298. September 3, 2009 3:23 pm

    PLEASE RUN!!you are what we need here in mass.an outsider who is more in tuned to what people really think and is willing to say something.i saw a poll from the last sen. election..and you would have blown away kerry,your a hero here from a baseball stand point and i believe you could be more.A great senator!i’m a 43 yr. old republican and a speak for a large voter population.you got my vote!

  299. September 3, 2009 3:33 pm

    I admire your pitching and your charity work, however you were always a Bush cheerleader. Bush screwed this country up good. All the policies Bush and you supported turned to a greedy grabfest for the few. All the views you pushed ended up wrong. Thanks again for your charity, good luck in your retirement doing something other than political office.

  300. Eli permalink
    September 3, 2009 3:39 pm

    Curt, you won’t win in a state like Massachusetts.

    I’d suggest coming back here and running in Arizona except it’s not very good ground for Republicans either right now, with the legislature and the Governor all Republicans and they still can’t pass a budget yet.

  301. Charles G. permalink
    September 3, 2009 4:10 pm

    Tyler, you’re a RACIST. Plain and simple. You passed judgment on someone and actually decided to ACT against that individual simply because he doesn’t belong to your race. That’s RACISM! Senators are not supposed to “stand for” black people or white people. They are supposed to stand for AMERICANS. As long as you view the world through a black/white lens, you are a RACIST. Racism works both ways. In fact over the past several years there has been more racism against WHITES than against BLACKS. There are more blacks being elected, employed, admitted, appointed, promoted etc BECAUSE of their race than the amount of blacks being kept away from positions because of their race. ALL racism needs to stop – including racism against white people. We are all Americans and NOTHING ELSE!!!

  302. September 3, 2009 4:21 pm

    Go for it Curt, you have your head on straight, not contamined like these typical liberal politicians. Some balance is definitely needed in NE.
    You helped turn the Sox around now you can help turn the Senate around…make history. You got my vote!!

  303. Livefreeordie permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:47 pm

    Curt,

    Few voices in the Boston area ring as loudly and cause so much commotion as yours. You need to seriously consider running for this office as a Citizen of the USA. Every other canidate in the race is a life long hack that is looking only to improve thier own position and not those of the constituents they represent. I believe you would stand for the common man, not the special interets, unions and the party. Run Curt, you’d have me on the ground for you, holding signs, making phone calls and what ever else is needed.

  304. Ralph permalink
    September 3, 2009 6:52 pm

    Curt,

    Please run for the senate. We need people like you to step up and let the rest of the country know that not everyone in MA is a far left radical Kerry, Kennedy, Patrick, Frank, Markey, etc. I’d be proud to contribute to your campaign.

  305. Mark permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:25 pm

    Please run Curt. How much experience did Ted have, or Obama for that matter? All Teddy had was a brother, and Obama is a brother, that’s it. You have thoughtfulness, intelligence, character and a belief in the greatness of this country. We need you and more people like you of proven ability in any profession other than community organizing/grievance mongering/racial or ethnic pandering/social levelling. This lifelong Yankee fan wants your sign in my front yard asap.

  306. Sam permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:43 pm

    Curt,

    I’m a fan of yours. I loved watching you pitch for the Sox. You’re a sports hero.

    That said…

    Do not run. You are not qualified. You are a sports figure with no real grasp of complicated policy issues, let alone political philosophy.

    I say this as a graduate student in political philosophy. In other words, I’m an expert telling you, a novice, that you are going to be out of your league.

    Should I show up to spring training with my 60 MPH heater? No. Should you run for Senator of MA, with your lack of qualifications, education, and real understanding of political philosophy? No.

    Don’t embarrass yourself. Don’t do the people of MA a disservice. Do not run.

  307. Scott permalink
    September 3, 2009 7:45 pm

    LISTEN PEOPLE ..CURT MIGHT HAVE NO EXPERIENCE..BUT IF HE WANTS TO RUN LET HIM RUN HE HAS MY VOTE ..IM AN INDEPENDENT BUT DO WE SURE NEED A DAMN REPUBLICAN..AND IF CURT DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THIS STATE HE WOULD HAVE MOVED TO A NICE VACATION STATE AFTER HE RETIRED I THINK HE WE TRULY NEED HIM IN THE SENATE ..THESE DEMS ARE OUT OF THEIR MIND..ALL OF MY RESPECT TO TEDDY A GREAT leader but we need a republican and my policy is you vote for the right people at the right time ..right now we need a republican

    CURT GO FOR IT!

  308. Josh permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:06 pm

    Curt,

    As much as I believe you will be an excellent congressman, you still have little ones. You’ve done your job by providing a good life for you family. Now enjoy them. You’ve said you moved a LOT of times during your career. Stay put for a while… for your kids. Enjoy them while they are still young.

    Your time will come when they are older. Once they are out of college and have their own careers, you can run for anything you want and be very successful at it, but for now, stay put and enjoy your kids.

    I wish I could 🙂

  309. Kandi permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:09 pm

    Most of the people with negative comments of why you shouldn’t run must like getting screwed by the current government we have in Congress, in the Senate as well as in Massachusetts. We certainly do not need another Kerry, or yes man in that seat. We need an outsider who may have enough balls to tell these jokers how the real world works! The government doesn’t have a clue that the unemployment numbers are down because people have exhausted their unemployment benefits, therefore are dropped off the unemployment list. Someone needs to tell these fools what is really going on in the real world and I think you can do that. You shop, you live in a town with real people that have real problems. Not in some fantasy world these politicians seem to live in. We don’t need another “politician” to play the same bs games and only tell you what you want to here and then not do it. I think you should run…you have my vote, along with many people I have talked to.

  310. Rob D permalink
    September 3, 2009 11:50 pm

    Curt,
    This lifelong Democrat (soon to change party) would be more than happy to donate to your campaign if you run. My soon to be former party has absolutly forgotten the common worker, the Dems have been hijacked by the extreme left enviro wack jobs and crooked unions etc. etc. PLEASE HELP TURN THE TIDE!

  311. AndyMc permalink
    September 4, 2009 1:47 am

    Curt:

    There isn’t any realistic circumstance under which you become the best candidate to represent Massachusetts in the Senate. No: the Senate will never trade the rules of parliamentary procedure in for the rules of baseball. By your own standards you’re very clearly ruled out!

  312. Rob permalink
    September 4, 2009 7:20 am

    Curt, please do not listen to the people on here trying to discourage you. Where has all the great “experience” that people berade you for not having gotten us? You need only character, not experience, to love and defend your country. I’ll take a man with patriotism and values over a proffessional beurecrat any day. I have heard too many names thrown out there for this seat that make me truly afraid at the direction we are headed. I honestly believe you could make a difference. Please stand up for a rights at citizens of this great nation. I would support you 100%, and I know that millions of others would as well. God bless you,

  313. Rob permalink
    September 4, 2009 7:25 am

    Curt, please do not listen to the people on here trying to discourage you. Where has all the great “experience” that people berate you for not having gotten us? You need only character, not experience, to love and defend your country. I’ll take a man with patriotism and values over a professional bureaucrat any day. I have heard too many names thrown out there for this seat that make me truly afraid at the direction we are headed. I honestly believe you could make a difference. Please stand up for the rights of the citizens of this great nation. I would support you 100%, and I know that millions of others would as well. God bless you and your family in making this very important decision.

  314. Bill I Am (conservative) permalink
    September 4, 2009 8:06 am

    I find something astonishingly funny regarding Mr. blood-sock Schilling’s comments. He was always the first to knock the Yankees ownership, the Steinbrenner’s and there open wallets. Wasn’t it you who stated that it is ruining baseball. Well than you favor the more socialistic salary cap where the owners keep a cap on the players and to that end the owners make more of a profit. The owners would represent big government placing a cap on it’s citizens, aka the players. Very similar to the socialistic values that our current President is pushing for where money is redistributed to the masses, enough money to keep the people quiet but the ends would be more control by the government and more taxation and more pet projects and more money overall to the government. Strikingly similar to the proposed salary cap. Now being a conservative as you are, I wonder where he now stands on this issue.
    Listen I am a big conservative from NY and I am tired of watching this beautiful Country slip into the abyss known as socialism, but I want people regardless if you played for the Red Sawx, who are honest and have good integrity and morals! If you can prove this I will be pulling for you from NY!

  315. Rick permalink
    September 4, 2009 9:00 am

    Curt
    Please seriously consider this. I went to a McGovern townhall at the end of June, before it became popular. I was appalled at his attitude that he knew what was best and that he did not need to listen to his constituents. He proudly admitted that he did not read the bills and would not promise to read them in the future. There were about 30 people at the meeting and most were there because they were frustrated with the Stimulus and Cap and Trade bills. Mr. McGovern was an empty suit and he was genuinely surprised that people questioned what he was doing.

    We need someone who understands that they represent the people in their districts and are not there solely for a job.

    Thank you

  316. Rich permalink
    September 4, 2009 9:34 am

    Curt, this is America and feel free to run if you want to. I can’t imagine why you would choose to expose yourself and your family to that kind of scrutiny. It almost seems reckless. I have listened to you over the years and like much of what you say (mostly baseball) and reject some (mostly politics). The system is broken no doubt. Change is so incremental that sometimes it doesn’t seem to be happening. Massachusetts has it’s share of conservatives, many have voiced their opinion here. I DO think though, at the end of the day, you wouldn’t get elected. At the end of the day the majority of those here are, like me, liberal (especially social liberals) and do not support that which you believe. More importantly I think you can make a MUCH larger difference in the private sector as a standard bearer for causes like ALS.
    Whatever you finally do I hope you will still contribute. I so respect those in your position who use their fame to give back. I appreciate that you have a voice and use it!

  317. Kelly permalink
    September 4, 2009 9:42 am

    You have given us hope for Massachusetts and our country! Don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring. If we can get you in there, we will. If we can’t, we’ve at least been able to hear a voice of reason along the way.

  318. Kate permalink
    September 4, 2009 7:22 pm

    Curt,

    I’ll start off with full disclosure that I am a huge Yankee fan and (usually) proud New Yorker.

    That said, I would vote for you in a heart beat for any public office position!

    If any member of our party can break through in a blue state, it is you, in MA. You should definitely do it. It might really go a long way toward turning the tide in the country we love.

    You have my full support and I would do anything to help your campaign. Please go for it.

    And ignore these people who ask what qualifies you for a Senate seat. You are obviously a highly intelligent individual with a great realtionship with the people. I don’t know what more constituents could ask for!

  319. Brian permalink
    September 5, 2009 9:42 am

    AS a registered un-enrolled voter that thins independently and votes for the candidate and NOT a particular party, I would support your run and vote for you. I just think that the Kennedy family is strong and politically tied so tight with all the wrong people that are, unfortunately, the decision makers, that it would be an uphill battle for you. However, you have been there, right? I’m there for you.

  320. Dave permalink
    September 5, 2009 10:19 am

    I would love to hear you in a debate against all of the other candidates. I say go for it! You have my vote.

  321. Randy Maier permalink
    September 5, 2009 10:36 am

    Curt: For God’s sake, don’t do it. The liberals who despise you will have a field day if you are on the ballot and then go on to get, as you inevitably will, humiliated in the general election. This is a state that favors abortion, same-sex marriage and is counted as one of the most liberal states in the Union. With your allegiance to George Bush and Dick Cheney a matter of public record, you have absolutely zero chance of winning. No one is going to vote for you because of a bloody sock or the rather strange note you wrote after 9/11 (really, did you think that America was holding its breath waiting for some baseball pitcher to chime in on that event? Sheer, arrogant blindness fed that sophomoric rant). Really, this is delusional. Invest your time in something that will return a bigger reward. And while you’re at it, contemplate the pitfalls of athletic ego, that force that made you feel invincible on the mound can inspire many a wayward turn off it.

  322. Paul Steward permalink
    September 5, 2009 10:41 am

    Curt: As a fan and someone who comes from a military family, someone with great respect for all you’ve had the courage to stand for politically, I implore you not to run. Those who urge you have no understanding of Massachusetts, a far-to-left state that will excoriate your past loyalties to our former president and his efforts in the Middle East. You will get slaughtered, and I doubt someone so used to excelling will like the taste of it. After you loss–I doubt you’d come within 25 points of the Dem nominee–the liberal media will make you out to be a clown for years to come. Please don’t provide them with the ammunition. You have no chance, no matter what anyone else here tells you.

  323. September 5, 2009 12:57 pm

    DO IT. Demand we close the borders and enforce immigration laws. Demand we get a declaration of war before we send any more troops to fight (BTW, I thought we learned that lesson when I got drafted during Vietnam) and when we declare war we win it. Demand we reduce spending, end the porkulus, and stop any more bailouts. Demand we equalize public pay and pensions to those available to the private sector who pay the bills. Demand we become energy independent by using our own fuels. I am with you. My time and money are yours to have.

  324. Karen permalink
    September 6, 2009 6:14 am

    Curt,I am behind you 101%, you might not have the extensive political background as the others, but as I have been watching on the news, the ones we have with all the background are corrupt and work for themselves and not for the people so GO FOR IT, and anything I can do to help you with a run, just send me an EMail

    Not only am I a fan of your baseball career, but of your moral life

  325. RON HEANEY permalink
    September 7, 2009 6:33 am

    GO FOR IT CURT AND HELP CLEAN THE MESS IN THIS STATE UP ! YOU HAVE MY VOTE

  326. star_struck permalink
    September 8, 2009 2:28 pm

    The last time you got in front of Congress Curt you got lockjaw – or was it just politically incorrect to say anything negative about the use of steroids in front of your other union members? You sat there while your fellow jocks, ie Palmiero, lied like a rug about their non-use of ‘roids. Maybe you went to Washington because you were enticed by the cameras since you’ve never met a microphone or camera that you didn’t like. Then again, the more I think about it, you’ll fit right in with the rest of those fools in DC.

  327. Taylor permalink
    September 9, 2009 7:15 am

    Hello Mr. Schilling,

    I am 16 years old and am very concerned about the state of this country. If you decide to run for the senae seat I know several other teens who would be willing to help out anyway they could.

    Again, please seriously consider running.

  328. chris - boston permalink
    September 10, 2009 6:57 pm

    Its funny how many people come on hear a bash you for you lack of education and have their “facts” wrong. You will win in MASS. Romney almost did. And as far as legislative experience your naysayers say you have none. But that is exactly what Obama has. He never voted in his own position in IL, not once, even though he chaired three committees, still no votes and is clearly praying on the nativity of the average American. The country has gotten worse in under his watch and will be seen as one of the worst President’s in American history. He is a racist, a liar, though a great orator. It will be detrimental to African American politicians for a long time. Help Us. You are Blessed. It’s your duty. Please.

  329. Artus permalink
    September 15, 2009 4:25 pm

    I love the comments about Curt “understanding the Constitution.” Bush showed less fidelity to the Constitution than any president since Lincoln, and Curl salivated over the idea of that neocon nutjob being re-elected.

    What has Shilling ever said to indicate the slightest understanding of the Constitution?

    Being a mouthpiece for either major party indicates a hatred for the rule of law and a thorough disgust for personal liberty.

  330. wayne anderson permalink
    September 17, 2009 6:30 am

    Curt please run. As you are aware of the immorality if a nation pre seeds the destruction of a State, Nation etc.

  331. December 29, 2009 12:48 am

    Curt what no openings for an acting career, come on leave the politics to the true politicions, and aren’t you republican, your a good guy I am sure but please spare us.

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