October 28, 2004
WAVING THE BLOODY SOX:
Schilling coming to Verizon with President Bush (JOHN DiSTASO, 10/28/04, Manchester Union Leader)
Red Sox pitching ace Curt Schilling will accompany President George W. Bush to his campaign stops in Manchester and Portsmouth on Friday.
The Union Leader has learned Schilling will appear with Bush at rallies at the Verizon Wireless Arena and at the Pease International Tradeport.
Schilling urged viewers to vote for Bush on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program yesterday morning. The Bush campaign then quickly invited him to join the President in his final campaign visit to the Granite State, sources said. Schilling gladly accepted.
It is unclear if Schilling will be wearing his now-legendary bloody sock, which came to symbolize the Red Sox’ dramatic run to their first World Series title in 86 years. But don’t be surprised if he waves it to the crowd, or if the crowd waves mock bloody socks at him in appreciation of his courageous pitching performances during the playoffs and World Series.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2004 4:00 PM
Matt Damon, eat your heart out.
Kerry seems to have a pretty significant lead in NH based on realclearpolitics. Is there any good reason to think that this isn't accurate?
Both NH Republican Reps and Senator Gregg have wide leads. The Republican governor is in trouble but has momentum. Just keep the ticket-splitters away, and Kerry's lead disappears with them.
As to Schilling: Put him with Rudy and on to Philadelphia!!!
All Bush has to do now is get Johnny Damon on board and he'll carry Massachusetts, too.
Sadly, Brady is rather busy right now..
I listened to the tape of Schilling's GMA interview this afternoon, which was very affecting when he downplayed the "warrior" tag Charlie Gibson was trying to pin on him, saying the real warriors are the U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the Bush line was priceless, especially for Gibson's nearly Kramden-like "Humina Humina" reaction, and Robin Roberts incredulty, as if Curt had just dropped the F-bomb on coffee drinkers all across the nation (and knowing some of the folks in Boston, it wouldn't surprise me that those who shared Kerry's view that his victory would be better than a Red Sox win will actually toss a few random 'boos' Mr. Shilling's way during the victory parade, due to his unconcionable support for GWB).
booing Shilling would be, as the saying now goes, real Kerry-leauge.
If there is a Kerry campaign effort to boo Schilling during the parade, you'll see a lot of Kerry campaign workers finding out about Boston's excellent hospitals from the inside.