Tim Tebow for president? Or senator? Or ... something?


Imagine this is the White House press room. (MIKE SEGAR / Reuters)

What the American political system needs is ... Tebowmania!

Hey, Tim Tebow looks good in a suit and he’s had some experience answering a swarm of reporters’ questions as he stands behind a podium, so it seems only natural that he might consider a career in politics when his pro football career ends.

“I haven't ruled it out,” Tebow told Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. “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.”

Of course, he hasn’t ruled it out. He’s only 25 and he’s still an NFL quarterback, serving as the New York Jets’ backup quarterback. (It’s a little like being the Senate’s president pro tempore if Mark Sanchez would be, you know, called away or be unable to serve.)

Still, there might be a nobler calling for Tebow. His proudest accomplishment, he tells Cimini, is “probably the hospital we’re building right now” in the Philippines, where he was born when his parents (both U.S. citizens, in case you were wondering) were doing missionary work.

“Lord willing, it'll continue to help kids long after I'm gone. That's what I want out of everything that my foundation does. I want to help kids when I'm no longer here, when I'm dead and gone. I want to help kids when I don't have the energy and the time to help them, but somehow still find a way to make a difference. This hospital is one example of that.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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