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Linda McMahon's Senate Campaign: Possible Career Paths for Former Senate Hopeful

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2012

Linda McMahon's Senate Campaign: Possible Career Paths for Former Senate Hopeful

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    Four years and $100 million later, Linda McMahon has failed on back-to-back campaigns for a seat in the U.S. Senate from Connecticut.

    The republican former WWE CEO spoke at length with Business Week, where she stated that her political aspirations are all but finished as she looks to gracefully move forward with the next chapter of her life, one-tenth of a billion dollars poorer than before being bitten by the Senate bug. 

    McMahon's immediate post-political agenda includes philanthropic work, which while noble, isn't newsworthy. 

    Perhaps McMahon should consider a few alternate career paths. 

Raw GM

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    Don't groan.  I don't want to hear it.  Linda McMahon is stale and by far the worst television personality out of the immediate McMahon family, but with her newfound fame from the political world she could bring a unique amount of political stroke to her wooden character and forced delivery.

    The timing couldn't be any better, with McMahon technically unemployed and Raw currently seeking a permanent GM. 

WWE CEO

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    As a former WWE CEO, Linda McMahon presided over the most successful boom period in WWE history.  With the wrestling business changing dramatically and the market share shrinking exponentially since she left her post, McMahon's business acumen on a day-to-day basis couldn't hurt the WWE financially. 

Pitchwoman

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    Linda McMahon spent so much money on commercial spots that by now she should be a natural at getting her message across in 30 seconds. 

    While she did do so in a losing effort, McMahon could provide some unintentional humor as the voice, face and/or saleswoman of a particular product.  In fact, she'd be the perfect replacement for Ben Stein should he retire from pitching "Clear Eyes" eye drops. 

WWE Network Studio Executive

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    WWE continues to struggle getting the WWE Network off the ground.  The company seems to have stumbled through awkward grilling sessions on the status of the network in every quarterly financial conference call since the network was prematurely announced to launch in September of 2011.

    This may be more of a retroactive suggestion if anything else, as the $97 million that was sunk into the campaign could have proven useful to the WWE Network and its exorbitant startup costs. 

President of the United States of America

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    The mandate that came down from election day was that the Republican party has a problem connecting with women and minorities, two contingents that overwhelmingly voted democrat and contributed to Barack Obama carrying all but one battleground state, North Carolina (Florida's tally is not yet final). 

    Linda McMahon is not only a woman, but she's the candidate that will literally kick you in the pants with no-nonsense politics. 

    As I mentioned on Twitter during election night, the 2008 New York Giants started the NFL season 0-2, only to defeat the undefeated New England Patriots in a major upset at SuperBowl XLVI. 

    After going 0-2 in two bids for the U.S. Senate, maybe it's time for Linda McMahon to fry some bigger fish and win the Super Bowl of American politics with Vince McMahon by her side potentially as the nation's first ever first gentleman. 

    Then again, maybe not.

    Watch Big Nasty and Justin LaBar debate when CM Punk will finally drop the WWE Title!

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