Craig James has come out of hiding to formally announce he will run for U.S. Senate. He was on Fox and Friends this morning where he talked about his candicacy for the first time, and spewed some political verbage that sounded very Romneyian.
"I’ve started jobs and created jobs. I understand the economy and our world," James said on the show.
James was pithy on the show this morning, and full of not a lot to say. He's going to sell his story of that of a kid who was raised by a single mom and came from nothing. It's true - James is a self-made guy.
"I ate a lot of ketchup only sandwiches," James said on the show. "Our country is changing. Washington is off its rails. I'm living on Real Street. I understand the economy and our world."
The person I want to fix this economy is a college football analyst. And what is Real Street? Got me. But it sounds good, which is half the political fight.
The Fox host asked James about the Texas Tech fiasco and overcoming that:
"We supported our son. There are no allegations. It's indisupitable amongst players, coaches, trainers doctors," James said. "Everyone there knew that Adam (James) had a concussion and on back to back practices Mike Leach ordered him in dark, solitary confidement. You can't do that to a human being. As people have found out what happened they understand. There are some who don't want to open their eyes and understand reality. We supported our son. What does that mean to me?"
At this point James goes into some self-serving blah, blah, blah about how he can serve or ... some empty pile of junk.
"I will stand against evil. Right is right, wrong is wrong, it's never right to do wrong," he said.
A friend of mine who works for a senator in Austin told me a few lobbyists are already leaning on James to not run in this race. That he has no chance of defeating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary in the spring.
"I'm out of the things I've enjoyed and I'm going to take that to Washington to make a change and make a difference," James said.
According to a poll conducted by Baselice & Associates in early Nov., Dewhurst leads the pack with 50 percent. James was not a member of the race then so he's not included in the poll.
Prediction - James gets blown out in this race, will return to calling games in the fall, and will never try politics again.
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