Former WWE President and CEO Linda McMahon bowed out to Chris Murphy in her bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut during Tuesday night's election, and it's probably time for her to retire her political career at 0-2.
McMahon's race was an absolute joke.
Not only did she attempt to become a senator despite holding zero prior positions in office (she did work on the Connecticut Board of Education), but she approached the race with completely the wrong attitude.
That attitude would be one of "money buys everything."
According to ABC News, it was the costliest race in the state's history. McMahon, who threw in some of her own money, spent $42 million on her campaign. That was more than $20 million more than Murphy spent, and he still won in extremely easy fashion.
Add that to the $50 million McMahon dropped during her 2010 loss, and that's a hefty $92 million down the drain.
I can think of some more valuable and useful places for her to invest her own money into.
Now, there are always sunken costs involved in politics. Plenty of money is spent on campaigns, and half—or more—of the candidates always have to lose.
Money will be lost, but for McMahon to continually believe she actually has a chance despite her lack of experience is fairly egotistic.
Or, as respected author Jack McCallum puts it:
Linda McMahon (Conn.) and Tom Smith (Pa.) spent about $120 million of their own dough to lose. Disgraceful candidates; disgraceful waste— Jack McCallum (@McCallum12) November 7, 2012
There's no question that McMahon has proven to be a solid businesswoman during her time with the WWE, but at some point, enough is enough.
She's no Arnold, and her talents are best served outside of the political world. It's time for a return to WWE.
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