I’m uncertain that I recall sprinter, Carl Lewis ever being involved with public policy. It’s quite possible I simply missed his early forays into the political landscape.
That certainly won’t be the case now as the Olympic Gold medalist is set to announce his plan to run for a New Jersey Senate seat.
As with the average person, the 10 Gold medals aren’t what come to my mind when I think of Carl Lewis. The first thing that comes to mind is will Carl use this platform to take a stand on Gay rights issues (let me back up, I do NOT know of anything concrete, it is simply a thought I have ling held and I’m open to the possibility that I could be wrong and really it’s not about whether that determines if he’s qualified for the job, just wondering if he’d lend his voice to that cause. I think it would be good, IF it appeals to him)
The second, his performance of the National Anthem… Classic material!