Ed Garvey wrote in a recent blog post that the rumor coming from DPW insiders is that Dave Obey is willing to run for governor unless there’s a primary. Upon reading Garveys blog an image of Brett Favre popped quickly into my head: an aging icon, ostensibly retired, who now wants back on the field uncontested. Sound familiar?
Maybe Mike Tate should call Mike McCarthy for some advice on how to handle the matter? My hunch is that McCarthy would tell Tate to trade Obey to Minnesota for Mark Dayton. It’s hard to imagine Minnesota’s DFL approving such a trade, but there’s no doubt the Vikings would pick Obey up and start him.
We need the closest thing we have to Aaron Rodgers to defeat Walker in a recall election, which happens to be Ron Kind. He’s never lost a congressional election, has a calm, confident demeanor, and he played quarterback at Harvard. Close enough.
There’s no doubt that Dave Obeys jersey should be hung prominently in the DPW Hall of Fame. But that doesn’t mean we should let him back on the field.