Could you imagine Eli Manning in the White House? New York City has produced several athletes that could one day run for president.
Many of us have seen enough jokes about Kanye West running for president in 2020 (at least they better be jokes). So if Kanye can run, then why not one of New York City’s favorite sons?
Most big name athletes have several things in common that bode well for them taking office. They handle the media, in what happens to be the media capital of the world. They aren’t afraid to appear on camera and have risen to the occasion in crucial moments of their professions. When you think about Derek Jeter or Eli Manning, you think about guys that keep calm under pressure and have a proven track record of success.
Many of New York’s finest sports icons are accustomed to tasting victory while remaining gracious in defeat. It’s the aforementioned candidates that make them the individuals who could have a home in Washington one day (in the White House that is–don’t worry, John Tavares isn’t jumping ship to the Capitals). Let’s take a look at some of the heroes New York City has produced who could make a good president.