Boston.com – Despite Donald Trump’s wishes, Tom Brady won’t speak at the Republican National Convention in Ohio next week.
But his one-time backup Tim Tebow will.
The lineup of speakers expected to introduce Trump at the convention, acquired by The New York Times, features a heavy dose of sports and entertainment names but a relative lack of Republican political stars.
Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL quarterback, and conservative, is expected to bring his brand of political Tebowmania on the fourth and final day of the convention, according to the Times.
If you happen to be a Trumpie (Note: I have no idea if this is what they’re being called, but if it catches on, I’ll take full credit), this can’t be a good sign as your campaign goes into the home stretch.
Trying to get Tom Brady and settling for Tim Tebow isn’t like replacing Kyle Orton with Tebow (which happened to the Broncos), or having Tebow back up Mark Sanchez (which the Jets tried). It’s more like The Donald trying to get Tom Selleck on “Celebrity Apprentice” and winding up with Gary Busey. Which may have actually happened.
Trump needs to remember that the best coach in the business and a close, personal friend of his once kicked the tires on Tebow backing up Brady and it was a disaster of colossal proportions. What if he gets up to the podium and performs like he did in his one Patriots preseason? He could get up there not having learned his speech. They’ll have to cut the party platform down to the 10 percent he can handle. He might fumble all his words or throw to the wrong teleprompter. I mean, sure, most of Florida is still on his side I suppose. Assuming they still have the vote down there in America’s Addiction Treatment Center. And Jesus, but I doubt He’s registered. But beyond them, I’m not seeing how Tebow helps. Except to remind everyone Trump wants to portray himself as a big winner and the greatest winner in the land turned him down.