Congressman Holtz?

Published reports have former Notre Dame et al and East Liverpool native Lou Holtz pondering running for an Orlando-area Congressional seat as a Democrat in the 2010 elections.  Holtz and current employer ESPN are mum on the subject.  I would assume that he wouldn’t announce anything until late in the college football season, as he would pretty much have to leave ESPN once he became a declared candidate.

Its an interesting notion.  The district is currently represented by a freshman Democrat and while I don’t know the specifics of that riding, the I-4 corridor in general is a swing area with the heavy doses of transplanted retired northerners.  You know, people like Lou Holtz.  Age could be a factor in the campaign as he is I believe around 75 years old at this point.  But I do know this much; I have heard him speak in person a couple times and he is an excellent public speaker and motivator.  I have no problem at all picturing him maneuvering well around a campaign rally or on a paid TV spot.  Would be interesting.


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