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Republican Presidential Candidates Want a Piece of Tim Tebow Too
January 10, 2012 03:26 PM
IN TEBOW WE TRUST
Is Tim Tebow the most powerful man under 30 in America today? Not only is God apparently
on his side
, it appears that Republican presidential candidates are also clamoring to get the seal of approval from the Denver Broncos quarterback/miracle-maker.
According to an
report, the outspoken Christian conservative has been approached by more than one candidate for an endorsement, but the 24 year-old, who declined to reveal which candidate courted him, is hesitant to commit to a single one.
"I think you have to have so much trust in who you support, just from product endorsements to endorsing a candidate because if that person or company does something (bad), it reflects on you," he told AP.
If we were to hazard a guess, we would say that Texas Governor Rick Perry was probably one of the GOP challengers who contacted Tebow, given that Perry once called himself the “
Tim Tebow of the Iowa Caucuses
.” Fallen candidate Michele Bachmann also compared herself to the NFL rookie in a
political TV ad
that ran in Iowa.
With his football mythology now not only including numerous come-from-behind regular season victories but also the by-now infamous 80-yard game winning touchdown pass against the Pitsburgh Steelers, Tebow has become the NFL’s most watercooler chat-worthy player and his commercial allure has grown exponentially.
estimates that Tebow, should he keep up his impressive play, could command $10 million a year in endorsements, putting him a mere $5 million away from football’s No. 1 product pusher,
, who has deals with big companies such as
Currently, Tebow hawks products from
), FRS Co. and Jockey International, which has underwear lines sold in
There’s also a clear reason why GOP White House hopefuls want Tebow on their side: The religious convervative, who once appeared in an ad for evangelical organization Focus on the Family, has an impressive approval rating of
77% among Republicans
(The poll was conducted in December. Given his exploits last Sunday, it’s probably even higher now.)
We’re guessing someone like Jon Huntsman could do with a little push from the Big Tebowski – in conservative South Carolina, where Tebow is surely a big draw, Huntsman is currently polling lower than
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