Former Panthers’ safety Mike Minter wants to be a congressmen, maybe.
After a two day trip to DC, Minter recently confided to the Charlotte Observer that he’d decide in the coming weeks whether to take on Larry Kissell for the Eighth District seat in NC.
If he were to run, he wouldn’t be the first former NFL-er to try his hand at politics. The late Jack Kemp did it, quite successfully too.
But, Kemp was also a bit more, well, vocal. He was also a bit more politically active before throwing his hat in the congressional pool. Not that it matters.
See, the seat Minter would be after happens to land in mill country.
True, most of the bobbins are gone and the spools have stopped spinning, but the mindset is roughly the same. And the land of cotton, yarn, and towels has its own special list of qualifications.
So, if he’s serious, here are a few questions he should ask himself.