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Athletes We'd Like To See Run for Office

Athletes We'd Like To See Run for Office

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Hang on to your hats, sports fans — Tim Tebow might be your next city councilman: The 25-year-old New York Jets quarterback recently stated in an ESPN interview that he'd love to make a difference in the world of politics. "It won't be anytime soon in my future," stated Tebow, "but it'll be something I'll at least look at and consider one day."

But would Tebow actually make a good politician? He already knows how to call the shots and make quick decisions, and as we've previously pointed out, he cleans up nicely for public appearances.

In any case, Tebow's possible political aspirations have got us thinking: Which other athletes might be fun to see on an upcoming ballot?

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Tiger Woods

Sex scandals? Par for the course. Luckily, Tiger's already put his behind him.

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mcKayla Maroney

That face will be sure to silence any critics.

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Derek Jeter

He could run on the most liberal presidential platform the country has ever seen, but he's still have trouble winning Massachusetts.

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LeBron James

Politics is all about confidence, and LeBron is never short of that. Maybe one day he can "take his talents" to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Tom Brady

Brady always comes through in the clutch, as long as Gisele refrains from playing armchair quarterback (like she did at Super Bowl XLVI).

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Troy Polamalu

In politics, sometimes playing defense is your best offense. And with hair like that, who's going to vote no?

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Ryan Lochte

Possible campaign slogan?  "Jeah We Can."

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Allyson Felix

Whatever platform she chooses to run on, she'll do it in record time.

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Tony Stewart

Stewart's motorcade would be an interesting sight, but he'd need to slap a presidential seal between the Office Depot and Mobil 1 logos.

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Shawn Johnson

She won the eighth season of "Dancing With The Stars" based on America's votes. Who's to say America wouldn't vote her into office?

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