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Athletes Endorse Presidential Candidates


November 8th.  Election Day.  The day that the most heated (and nationwide depressing) presidential race in our country’s history comes to a close.  This year’s election has been so unbelievable that it has extended far beyond the political world.  The election has entered daily social activity, whether it takes the form of small talk, intense internet debates, or even memes across the web.  It has taken over our televisions, flooding our TVs with news reports, advertisements, pole updates, and so much more.  Quite arbitrarily, the election has entered into the world of sports.  Believe it or not, athletes have played an endorsement role in the 2016 election.  Whether they are expressing their support for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, or doing so for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, many athletes have not been silenced as the presidential election rolls around.

The Trump supporters all reason their endorsements through a common theme: change is needed.  Like many Trump voters, these athletes are sick of corrupt politicians and believe that a businessman in the oval office will be a nice change of pace.  It is the opinion of these stars that under Trump, America will become great again, or at least it cannot happen under Clinton.  The athletic endorsors of Donald Trump are as follows:

  • Lou Holtz
  • Bob Knight
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Mike Tyson
  • Dennis Rodman
  • John Daly

The Clinton endorsers obviously have a different point of view.  The general belief among these voters is that Hillary may not be the best option, but she is the only option.  Clinton is much less of a risk, as she is an experienced politician.  Many of her supporters simply believe that she is the better option because Donald Trump is unfit to be the nation’s commander in chief.  The stars of the sport’s world supporting Clinton are as follows:

  • LeBron James
  • Jason Collins
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Abby Wambach
  • Billie Jean King
  • Michelle Kwan

Tomorrow’s election should be very exciting.  There has certainly been plenty of hype leading up to it.  It will be interesting to see which side of the athletic endorsements will win the election and become the next president of the United States.