FLORIDA: Hulk Hogan Hedges On US Senate Bid

Miami’s CBS affiliate reports:

Could “Hulkamania” be making its way to the U.S. Senate? If one high profile supporter of President Donald Trump has his way, that might just be the case.

In an interview with GOP communications consultant Patrick Slevin on his online blog, Roger Stone – a long-time Republican consultant, lobbyist and strategist who has spent decades working with Trump and was a onetime advisor to his campaign – said he is working on trying to convince the wrestling icon and Florida native Hulk Hogan to run for the office in 2018.

“At a minimum, I hope to convince Hogan to body slam Scott in every debate,” Stone said. “If (Florida Governor Rick Scott) is under the impression that his personal responsibility for $1 billion in Medicaid fraud is no longer an issue, he’s wrong.”

TMZ reports:

Hulk Hogan may have retired from wrestling, but someone powerful is twisting his arm hard … to run for U.S. Senate … something he says doesn’t interest him, but he made it clear to us that could change.

Republican strategist and former Trump adviser Roger Stone is urging Hulk to challenge Florida Governor Rick Scott in the Republican primary. Hulk says he hasn’t returned Stone’s calls or the various calls from others echoing the same sentiment. He’s been silent … until now. Listen closely … he says no, but it’s clearly not a no in perpetuity.

File under Kid Rock?

  • Steve Smith

    Jesus H. Christ on a crack binge, how much more stupid can you get?

    • Todd20036

      I realize fate has a hard, thankless job, and it is tempting to lob a few easy ones at her from time to time.

      That being said, you REALLY don’t want to make it THIS easy, do you?

    • perversatile
      • OdieDenCO

        I will admit, I did the jump on the horse and be bucked off bit but I was 8 at the time.

        • perversatile

          “At my house we call them uh-ohs.” -Ralph Wighams

      • David Walker

        3:19 and 4:22 are the exceptions that prove the rule of white supremacy. Now take your fucking beer and get off my lawn.

    • Stev84

      Infinitely more stupid

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Oprah. America has learned nothing from this disastrous reality show administration!

  • Todd20036

    You know who is the root cause of all this? McCain. Allowing an idiot to be his VP candidate gave the GOP the “ok” to elect inexperienced morons.

    I’ve no sympathy to his plight with cancer. He fucked us all over.

    And it’s not just the GOP (though it mostly is). Oprah, go home.

    Hulk, you’re not a politician. Go home.

    • Meatliscious

      Seriously, what is it with everyone thinking I should run for senate? The US Senate is not your second chance reality show folks–do Dancing With The Stars like the rest of the D-listers.

      • Chucktech

        No, the US Senate is not your second chance reality show. Apparently the office of President of the United States is.

    • gaycuckhubby

      At the time Palin was a fairly succesful mayor and Governor.
      She turned out to be a dunce and his vetting team let him down.
      But she wasnt a celebrity pick. She had real credentials

      • Rambie

        Indeed, she ticked many boxes the GOP’ers were worried about. They didn’t want their ticket to be “two old white guys” and they didn’t want McCain to pick a moderate (to GOP standards) as his VP pick.

        Palin seemed to fit the bill of someone who’d avoid both issues plus was one they figured they could control.

        • Tawreos

          They were also trying to entice the female democrats that were upset that Obama got the nomination

          • Rambie

            I love Joe Biden, but I wish Hillary had agreed to be his VP. She may of won 2016 and Joe could be her VP.

          • Rambie

            But then Obama could have lost and McCain/Palin would of gotten in. *shudder*

        • Chucktech

          Sarah Palin was McCain’s Hail Mary. He had to do SOMEthing. And, initially, it looked like it might work.

          • Rambie

            Reports have said she still wasn’t really his choice. His team talked him into it.

      • Longpole

        She was nothing more than eye candy for the WASPS that make up most of their voter base.

    • olandp

      You seem to be forgetting Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, and Gopher form The Love Boat. Republicans have a long history of celebrity candidates.

  • Tawreos

    Love it, the senate isn’t fucked up enough yet, some ‘roid rage ought to help things along. What kind of drugs do you have to be on to think senator and then picture Hulk Hogan?

    • Todd20036

      He still on the juice? If he is, he’s not long for this world.

    • Chucktech

      Since it’s Dem Bill Nelson whose seat is up for election, maybe having Hulk Hogan and Skeletor Scott duke it out might make it that much more probable that Nelson will win.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Or does Roger Stone just want to see Hulk screw his wife? Betcha old Roggie was flogging himself watching the video that brought down Gawker.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that 😉

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        He supports politicians that openly promote hatred and discrimination against us. His ‘marketing’ of politicians and the demonization of LGBT people no doubt has been a motivator in assaults and murders.

        He should be denied any fun and I hope his dick falls off.

        • gaycuckhubby

          I know (killjoy)

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            If YOU want a piece of Hogan or YOU want to fap to his video, I’m totes cool with that but not for Roger Stone

          • gaycuckhubby

            Gross!

          • William

            Please, I had planned on eating breakfast.

    • Floyd

      Or screw him? He was Roy Cohn’s boy after all.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Roger Stone getting behind Hogan. That’s all you need to know about the Hulk.

  • ClevelandJim

    Always thought the Hulk character was kinda fun, but this GOP clown show has GOT to stop!

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Once, he was “Hollywood Hulk Hogan.” Maybe the ‘Hollywood’ will repel Republicans?

  • Longpole

    His real name is Terry Gene Bollea and he is 64 years old.

    • leastyebejudged

      So. Too young to seriously be considered a candidate in the rigged system.

    • William

      I thought he was at least ten years older. The embalmer did an excellent job.

  • Bluto
    • Rambie

      Talk about a tacky tramp stamp!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      A “Trump stump”?

    • Tawreos

      That is one of the worst tramp stamps I have ever seen.

    • medaka

      “You have a tribal tattoo”

      “Your bedazzled t-chirt is ten times too small for you”

      “You have a Christine Aguilera ringtone”

      “You have high a highlights”

    • William

      Her daddy must be so proud.

  • HZ81

    Well, he’s a racist, too, so should be a lock on the GOP nomination should he pursue it.

    • leastyebejudged

      Yeah, everybody’s a racist nowadays.

      • HZ81

        No, the racists certainly are though.

        • leastyebejudged

          Just saying you’re a racist makes it so !

          • HZ81

            Aw, poor butthurt Trumper. Someone else linked you to what the Hulkster admitted saying—that he called his daughter’s then-boyfriend a n*gger. Tell me, how often do non-racists use that term? I anxiously await your answer.

          • Todd20036

            I have. In sex scenes. The guys liked it too.

            I could go into detail, but you might need a cold shower and a shot of penicillin afterwards.

            The colloquial term is “racial sex”

          • HZ81

            Whatever consenting adults agree to in a sexual situation is fine by me—as long as they film it for me to watch on the internets. 🙂

          • leastyebejudged

            lol, you’re an idiot, just kill yourself.

          • HZ81

            Bwaaahaa!!! Faced with facts, Trumptard breaks down. Poor little snowflake.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Waaaah! Bernie was robbed!
            *rolls eyes*

          • Todd20036

            I deleted that troll long ago

      • HULK HOGAN
        FIRED by WWE
        AS N-WORD SCANDAL ERUPTS

        The WWE is cutting all ties with wrestling legend Hulk Hogan … after finding out about him angrily using the n-word to describe someone who was dating his daughter.

        Our sources say the WWE fired Hogan after learning of a transcript of comments made on his sex tape. Hogan is in the middle of a lawsuit over the tape … and the n-word remarks are expected to come out once the trial begins later this year.

        The WWE released a statement Friday morning saying, “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

        TMZ has seen the tape … and on it, Hogan is discussing his daughter Brooke’s music career. He repeatedly used the n-word while talking about an African-American guy she was dating.

        Hogan’s attorney tells TMZ … Hulk claims he was NOT fired, and actually resigned from the WWE late Thursday night.

        • leastyebejudged

          Yeah, that’s proof he’s a racist.

          That makes every dad in the USA racist.

          • Tawreos

            Many people can and do object to the man dating his daughter without using a racial slur.

          • leastyebejudged

            Is a racist slur when black people say the same thing ?

          • The_Wretched

            No, but I doubt you’re capable of understanding.

          • marshlc

            I think you need to start hanging out with a better class of people, if you think that all dads would behave this way.

            See this a lot – people who behave badly, and think that everyone else is also behaving badly, or secretly wants to. That we’re all just pretending to be decent people, to show off.

          • Chucktech

            In Flyoverville, Christendom? Well, maybe not EVERY dad, but maybe around the edges…

  • joeyj1220

    Can the U.S. PLEASE stop with celebrity candidates? Running government is not an episode of reality television.

    • perversatile

      It’s more like a mini-series.

    • canoebum

      Politics is show business for the unattractive. What’s a washed up D-Lister to do when the agent stops calling?

    • George Lloyd Murphy (July 4, 1902 – May 3, 1992) was an American dancer, actor, and politician. Murphy was a song-and-dance leading man in many big-budget Hollywood musicals from 1930 to 1952. He was the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1944 to 1946, and was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 1951. Murphy served from 1965 to 1971 as U.S. Senator from California, the first notable U.S. actor to make the successful transition to elected official in California, predating Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • canoebum

    And the march toward Idiocracy continues. Pass the Brawndo.

    • The_Wretched

      It has electrolytes.

      • David Walker

        Is that a cross between “electronic” and “acolytes”?

        • The_Wretched

          “electrolytes” is a real word from science! It’s generic for ionic compounds in aqueous solution. They allow electricity to flow through the solution. Water purity can be measured by it’s resistance to electricity and so called 14.7 Ohm water is about as good as is possible.

          It’s also not the relevant question when it comes to what plants crave.

          • David Walker

            It’s also me being an asshole. Did not intend to rile. Sorry.

          • The_Wretched

            oh, i’m a little literal from time to time and just took it as a straight comment.

  • leastyebejudged

    I don’t watch TMZ vids.

  • OdieDenCO

    I didn’t like the idiot when he was in tights performing. I’d like him even less if he was elected to act as an government official. the two performances wouldn’t be much different.

    • Kruhn

      Despite the conspiracy nut job turn of his recent years, Jesse Ventura had some grassroots organizing cred. He tried to unionize WWF wrestlers (as it was known back then), so they could collectively bargain. Guess who ratted the wrestlers to Vince McMahon, killing the union? Hulk Hogan.

  • Leo

    OT. For anyone following the NYT Op-Ed page from Trump voters issue on Twitter I’m just gonna go off for a sec, sorry. I am SO SICK of this media narrative that we’re obligated to empathize with people in the Rust Belt and Coul Country that didn’t understand this bloated monster never gave a flying fuck about them. Hillary won people making under $50K and 6 studies with large sample sizes concluded he won on racial resentment and fear of cultural displacement, NOT wages or jobs.
    https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/953770574840582145

    • TuuxKabin

      “a year into the POS’s presidency . . .”

      Two years before the POS was elected I’ve avoided the NYT’s.

    • Harveyrabbit

      I assume that guy was standing in bullshit as well as spewing it.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Let me know when Pee Wee Herman and Honey Boo Boo are running for Senate.

  • TuuxKabin

    Why the fuck not. It’s the trend.

    • William

      No, no, no!

      • TuuxKabin

        /s,/s,/s.

  • gaycuckhubby

    “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f–k some n—-r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—-r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F–king n—-r.”

    He’ll fit right in with the Trump led GOP!

  • Bambino

    This has Peter Thiel finger print all over it. Did he not finance Hogan lawsuit over Gawkers that subsequently force the site closure? Now he has to pay back.

  • Gustav2

    Roll tape.

  • Don’t worry folks. At the last minute Mick Foley will hit him with a folding chair while the ref’s not looking, thus saving the Republic and the intercontinental belt.

  • Treant

    It’s weird. I didn’t know if he were running as a Republican or Democrat, but in either case, I read the headline and the first thought was, “Hell, no, I wouldn’t vote for him.”

  • JWC

    lets fucking hope not

  • fahvel

    says a lot about the state of florida doesn’t it.

  • bzrd

    O/T This Saturday 20 Jan is the Women’s march
    check out Michael Moore’s Resistance Calendar for
    locations near you

    • M Jackson

      In NYC it’s 11:30 am at CPW and W72 St marching to Columbus Circle.

  • The_Wretched

    I’m not looking forward to 3 years of celebrity will they / won’t they on running for the president. That kind of circus opened the gate to Trump.

    • KnownDonorDad

      I rather think Trump’s success threw the door wide open….

  • TheManicMechanic

    As if there isn’t anough “duh” in Florida already.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • GanymedeRenard

    Can we stop this trend that electing entertainers to office is a good idea?

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Well, this is JUST what we need; another ignorant celebrity running our country!

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Nowhereman

    Uh, no.

  • This is all a bad dream and I’m going to wake up to find Patrick Duffy in my shower, right? RIGHT?

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Drümpf isn’t the only precedent for this sort of thing.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incitatus

  • Pip
  • Davester

    I guess Peter Thiel is going to be a major financial donor LOL.

  • Gianni

    Hulk Hogan is a known blowhard. He’ll fit right in.

  • BeaverTales

    The skin color is different,, but the IQ is the same.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bn7cIsJCQ