US POLITICS

Curt Schilling Announces Latest Dumb Idea: A Senate Run

Retired major league pitcher and meme-lord Curt Schilling wants to challenge Elizabeth Warren. Seriously

US POLITICS
Future Senator Curt Schilling — Getty Images for SiriusXM
Oct 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM ET

Curt Schilling, Senatorial candidate is a real thing. Tuesday morning, during a marathon four-hour chat with Rhode Island radio station WPRO, he announced that he’d be challenging incumbent Elizabeth Warren.

“So, I’ve made my decision: I’m going to run,” he said. “But, but I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”

For the uninitiated, Shonda Schilling scans as exactly the kind of woman you’d expect to wed Curt Schilling. She sports a twitter feed of her own, if one that’s less riddled with dank memes. Rather, it’s a lot of standard-brand Trumpery, droning on and on about The Emails and wanting Clinton to be imprisoned, as if jailing the political opposition was a totally normal part of the political discourse

But the Twitter account “Schilling for Senate” isn’t waiting for the two to hunker down over the kitchen table and hash this out.

It’s been active since late September, spewing forth a grand total of 11 tweets and retweets urging him to run and highlighting his flailing entries into the news cycle.

Schilling trails Warren by about 20 points, according to the recent polls. But Vocativ hopes he’ll hang around for a while, just to see how far his approval ratings plummet when he says some very weird things about ogling children and to watch Warren batter him senseless when they debate.