Last night on Twitter, Luke Russert asked this of his followers: “Okay end of the day question. Compare politicians as NFL QBs. I’ll go first. George W. Bush=Ken Stabler Al Gore=Drew Bledsoe. Must have won a SB ring to be compared to a POTUS. Think stats, titles, careers, personality, off the field issues etc. I’ll RT best ones.”
Here are some of the responses he got:
RT @RGC3 @RussertXM_NBC I know its over but…Steve Young=too good to be Bush 41. More like Truman// hmmm perhaps
RT @richluchette @RussertXM_NBC Dan Fouts = US Grant
@RussertXM_NBC Hillary Clinton = Doug Williams. Both broke glass ceilings.
RT @nCornick @RussertXM_NBC hillary clinton = warren moon (HOF w/ gaudy #’s,) No title //that’s a good one. Peace out/
Ok guys. Great job. Have a good night, we’ll do another question like this soon. In the words of Jim Rome– I am out.
HRC has done a lot more than Theisman. There’s got to be somebody better.
@RussertXM_NBC Newt Gingrich = Sonny Jurgensen
Top 5. 1 McNabb = Specter. 2. Marino = TKennedy. 3. Montana = Reagan. 4. Stevenson = Jim Kelly. 5. Tony Eason = Mondale.
RT @ArtemusRex @RussertXM_NBC Joe Kennedy = Archie Manning ///HUGE COMMENT
RT @ksusananderson Roethlisberger=Harding. Hush money to make it go away.
RT @lawebmorrell @RussertXM_NBC Jim McMahan=Andrew Jackson , was a maverick and a man of the people
@vedderjordan @RussertXM_NBC Kordell Stewart=Rick Santorum HAHA!
You guys are doing great. Donovan McNabb as Arlen Specter is still the best one.
RT @AP_Ken_Thomas @RussertXM_NBC Jeff Hostetler (off the bench) equals Gerald Ford.
@prisrob @RussertXM_NBC Johnny Unitas- Geroge Washington
RT @tibor75 @RussertXM_NBC Tony Eason = Walter Mondale –SO WONKY I LOVE IT
Dan Marino = Ted Kennedy much beloved, got a lot of stats never won the title.
RT @RGC3 @RussertXM_NBC Tony Romo=scott brown
RT @akinsdem @RussertXM_NBC Bob Griese=John Adams….their sons could never overcome father’s shadows.
Ike = Phil Simms
RGC3 @RussertXM_NBC Jim Kelly= adlai stevenson
Remember QB must have won a SB to be compared to a POTUS!
vedderjordan @RussertXM_NBC: Donovan McNabb=Arlen Specter
Retweeted by RussertXM_NBC Gary Hart = Ryan Leaf — you spent some time in DC. Good one.
C_Topher_Ware @RussertXM_NBC Joe Montana = Ronald Reagan. A paradigm shift in philosophy that impacted the 80s immensely
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FDR as Terry Bradshaw because they always won. Well played.
Trent Dilfer = Gerald Ford.. Very GOOD!
George HW Bush = Steve Young. Finally escaped the shadow of a more successful person ahead of them by winning their own title.
FDR = Bart Starr —interesting.
Ronald Reagan = Kurt Warner good one
Mark Brunell = Rumsfeld –smart, QB that many argued stayed on the field too long.
JFK = Tom Brady . Good one.
Bill Clinton as Joe Namath. I can see that.
Obama as Drew Brees works because of the unlikely story and path to victory
brett favre = grover cleveland Really good!
Awesome: William H Taft=JaMarcus Russell
W Bush as Billy Kilmer and Bradshaw, I still think Stabler is more similar.
First good answer Sarah Palin = Tim Tebow