If you’re anyone who matters, it’s gotten to the point in the electoral cycle where the time has come to endorse a candidate. Greg Oden and Chris Dodd put their eggs in Obama’s basket today, and before you know it seemingly anyone who is anyone will have publicly endorsed someone.
One endorsement candidates won’t be getting is from Tim Tebow. The Florida Heisman winner may have the backing of Gators fans, but don’t look for him to be in any particular candidate’s camp this time around.
Tebow, the Gators' star quarterback, has been courted by "multiple" presidential candidates — Republican and Democratic — for his endorsement, UF athletics officials confirmed to The Sun. Thus far, however, he's declined to give his stamp of approval to anyone.According to the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections Tebow is registered as a Republican, so perhaps there’s no reason for him to endorse, at least on the Presidential level. People will keep looking to Tebow, and anyone else who is perceived to have some sort of impact. It’s unlikely that all 51,913 UF students would sway Tebow’s way in the event of an endorsement, but even so it’s likely that some would. And of course all this discussion just creates a debate as to whether celebrity endorsements matter, and if anyone cares. Whatever the case, Tebow ain’t endorsing, at least for now. He’s got other things on his mind.
"He's focused on his priorities: God, family, academics and the Gators, and (he) just thought that people should do their research and make their decision with what's in their heart," said Zack Higbee, assistant director of UF sports information.