There’s no feasible way that someone like Linda McMahon, the wife of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, should be able to win a political office. For one, she’s associated with the reviled wrestling industry. She’s also married to Vince McMahon, the guy who nearly went to jail on steroid distribution charges and who publicly had people kiss his behind on national television. I don’t care how many billions of dollars you have, the general voter isn’t going to be cool with that. However, maybe I’m not giving voters enough credit, they were able to separate entertainment from politics and Linda McMahon won the GOP Primary to run for Senate in 2010.
Linda, a Republican, and Democrat Richard Blumenthal will square off for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Chris Dodd, also a Democrat. McMahon’s association with wrestling was used against her at all stages of her campaign by opponents Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff. That’s not going to change in November, say Democrats. After all, if something doesn’t work, why change it? Then again, the WWE has taken great pains to institute steroids testing and ban the more dangerous elements of their industry, so maybe all the safety and health-positive steps are having a good effect!
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