It was reported yesterday that Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) would not seek re-election next year, opening up all kinds of speculation on who would take a run at his seat. One name that was quickly bandied about was Super Bowl champ and former Tennessee Volunteer Peyton Manning.
The retired quarterback as a potential Senate candidate got enough play that Corker was asked his thoughts today on a potential Manning run.
“Is it possible? I think it’s possible,” the Tennessee lawmaker responded to a question about a Manning candidacy. “Is it likely? I don’t know. I think if he got a huge rush of public inquiries, it would probably push him away right now because I think he’s enjoying the private sector life he’s leading right now.”
However, if the ex-Denver Bronco decided to toss his hat in the ring, Corker noted that Manning would essentially be unbeatable.
“Obviously, if he were to run — nobody in their right mind would consider running against him, I don’t think,” he concluded.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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