Bubba Signals Political Aspirations

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If you thought Donald Trump was an unlikely politician, try Bubba Watson on for size.


“I’ve had a dream,” the two-time Masters champion told the Associated Press in a story published Tuesday. “I moved back in the city limits of Pensacola (Florida) so one day I can run for mayor.”

A 38-year-old native of the tiny Florida Panhandle burg of Bagdad, about 20 minutes northeast of Pensacola, Watson has multiple business interests in the area, including a Pensacola candy shop called “Bubba’s Sweet Spot” and ownership stakes in a Chevrolet dealership and a Double-A minor league baseball team.

“The excitement around these businesses, the city of Pensacola realizes I love them,” Watson said. “They brought me everything I have now. They took time to sponsor sporting events that I participated in. That’s the same thing I’m doing. I’m trying to help the community grow.”

His platform would start with education.

“We talk inner city,” he said. “It’s where the most growth can happen, no matter what background you are. But it all starts with education.”

Although the story did not reveal Watson’s partisan leanings, one wonders how much support the southpaw could count on from the left.

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