… James seemingly has everything else. He’s got the looks, the buzzwords and the ESPN-honed ability to speak at length without saying much. Being a former football star in a football state would normally help, too.
It was all there Friday night in Dallas in a debate among Republicans competing for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat. James was vague, offering little insight, but when did that ever stop anyone in politics?
James said he was just a citizen who would be guided by the Constitution and his faith. “I want to go do the work of ‘We the People,’” he said, which sounds nice enough.
So does his Facebook page. There, under activities, he lists “ranching, real estate, restoring traditional values.”
For those who don’t know: Before restoring, strip and sand with steel wool.
If he sounds insipid, that’s because insipid can be effective in an election. James is not unlike other celebrities who skip steps to run for high office. They lean on name recognition.
But that’s the catch — James’ name gets recognized the way the guilty do in a police lineup…
Ah, that’s good. I really dig that “the ESPN-honed ability to speak at length without saying much” part. Nice killing two birds with one shot stuff there.