New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has previously said he would never even think of running for office after his playing days are over, but that hasn’t stopped people from voting for him.
Brady received bipartisan support in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, getting three write-in votes (two Republican, one Democratic) to edge out his head coach Bill Belichick and Celtics bench boss Brad Stevens, who each received one vote apiece, per CBSSports.com. Also getting ballots cast in their favor were Kanye West, Tom Cruise, Willie Nelson, and fictional president Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards."
Brady fell well short of the 100,406 votes received by his good friend Donald Trump, but that fact is surely no skin off his back based on his comments to GQ Magazine last November when asked if he would ever consider a presidential run:
There is a 0.000 chance of me ever wanting to do that. I just think that no matter what you'd say or what you'd do, you'd be in a position where — you know, you're politicking. You know? Like, I think the great part about what I do is that there's a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There's a tangible score. I think in politics, half the people are gonna like you and half the people are not gonna like you, no matter what you do or what you say. … It's like there are no right answers. If there were, everyone would choose the right answers. They're all opinions.
C’mon Tom, what kind of Patriot doesn’t want to make America great again?