‘Great Floridian’ Tebow May Run For Political Office
By Space Coast Daily // April 16, 2013
pop culture & politics
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“Great Floridian” designation by Gov. Rick Scott last Friday to Tim Tebow has rekindled the rumor on the street that the pop icon and pro football player may throw his hat in the ring for political office.
The Great Floridian designation is bestowed upon those, “who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.”
The former Florida Gator, National Champion and Heisman Trophy winner had this to say about entering politics during an interview with ESPN last fall: “I haven’t ruled it out – whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”
With Tebow’s immense class, charisma and following, he could be a force to be reckoned with in the political arena. Last December, Public Policy Polling, an organization that performs automated telephone surveys using Interactive Voice Response said, “Tim Tebow is viewed favorably by 68 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats.