- ESPN “Get Up” host Stephen A. Smith went on co-host JJ Redick’s podcast recent.
- Smith discussed previously being asked by a former Governor if he’d entertain running for Senate
- Twitter users were all-in on the idea, encouraging Smith to give it a go
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Stephen A. Smith is a compelling TV personality.
Whether he’s fighting with “Get Up” co-hosts or ripping into the top athletes in the world, Smith is must-see television. Now it turns out that Smith’s charisma was also coveted in another field.
In an alternate universe, Stephen A. Smith is a politician.
Smith was a guest on JJ Redick’s “Old Man and the Three” podcast recently. During the episode he revealed a shocking story. Per Smith, former Pennsyvlania Governor Ed Rendell once encouraged the TV star to run for Senate.
Stephen A. Smith said on JJ Redick’s podcast that he was approached about running for Senate
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 13, 2022
Smith went on to say that the conversation happened around 10 years ago and while he doesn’t identify as liberal or conservative, Rendell felt Smith was “a voice that needs to be heard.”
Those in the sports world know that Smith’s voice is one of a kind. But many were also intrigued by the idea of Smith running for senate. Twitter took the idea and ran with it. Many pictured what it would be like for Smith to be in a seat of political power.
Him and Bernie on a debate stage, blood vessels bursting, threatening physicality over issues they completely overlap on. Stephen later, accepting VP nod: "I'm asking for way more than $27. That's pathetic." https://t.co/iVxyQmw7hH
— art (@artbosen) June 13, 2022
Stephen A. Smith’s filibuster game would be unrivaled https://t.co/nIeIzkdKAZ
— Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) June 13, 2022
Stephen A live from Capitol Hill: pic.twitter.com/CDbByjvyBn https://t.co/6bQGUawwsK
— Liam Fennessy (@LiamFennessy_) June 13, 2022
STEPHEN A: Mr. Speaker I want to ADDRESS this issue.
You KNOW I am sensitive to the absence of a quorum
STEPHEN A: BUT! https://t.co/97if4hQK9z
— Jake Anbinder (@JakeAnbinder) June 13, 2022
Though many found themselves on the other side of the issue as well.
That dude is funny as hell but he needs to have zero political power https://t.co/c00en9Z9is
— Killjoy McCoy (@letsgoayo) June 13, 2022
America is lost https://t.co/ayPtVMU8vR
— The Grinch who stole Juneteenth (@Grinch21188235) June 13, 2022
If that man ever got into politics I would be his biggest hater on this platform. The force requires a balance. The hater that Stephen A has become would have to be replaced https://t.co/l2XtfnJfn2
— Paula Dingers (@captainscoon) June 13, 2022
He'd have a strong chance of winning too.
Anyway, I hate it here. https://t.co/L8Z58WIJBA
— Cheryl Lynn Eaton (@cheryllynneaton) June 13, 2022
Whether or not he’d good for the people of the United States is up for debate. But nobody could tell me that it wouldn’t be interesting.