Tom Brady Won’t Talk Politics, Doesn’t Want To Run For Office

Tom Brady Won’t Talk Politics, Doesn’t Want To Run For Office


Last week, on 93.7 WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” show, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady told listeners that he would reveal who he voted for during his next appearance. However, much like Trump, it seems that Brady’s now doubled-back on the promises he made before the election.

This Monday, during a second WEEI appearance, Brady announced that he would no longer be addressing the issue.

“I’m not talking politics anymore guys, I’m just not. I’ve got other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it’s just a bad idea. So I know I told you I would, and after I told you I would, I changed my mind… I just don’t want to get into it, I really don’t. There’s nothing positive that comes of it. There’s just so much negativity over the last week. I’m a positive person and I just want to keep things positive.

…I don’t want to express any emotions or feelings of how I feel. You know what I am? I’m hopeful and optimistic that our country can move forward. I’m happy the election is over, I’m sure a lot of other people are, and I’m going to focus on football.”

Brady will most likely continue to make appearances on the “Kirk & Callahan” show, but this issue seems to be off the table for now.
In all fairness, it’s not really any of our business how Tom Brady chooses to vote, but, it became a big issue after Trump told his supporters that the QB called him to say “I support you, you’re my friend, and I voted for you” – a claim that now remains unsubstantiated.
According to The Boston Globe, Brady himself actually received 4 write-in votes in New Hampshire and it seems that those voters are not alone. Following Trump’s victory, many fans have called on Brady to run for office. Unfortunately for them, the New England star has made it quite clear that he has no interest in getting into politics. During an interview with GQ, Brady told Chuck Klosterman:

“There is a 0.000 chance of me ever wanting to do that. I just think that no matter what you’d say or what you’d do, you’d be in a position where ó you know, you’re politicking. You know? Like, I think the great part about what I do is that there’s a scoreboard. At the end of every week, you know how you did. You know how well you prepared. You know whether you executed your game plan. There’s a tangible score. I think in politics, half the people are gonna like you and half the people are not gonna like you, no matter what you do or what you say. … It’s like there are no right answers. If there were, everyone would choose the right answers. They’re all opinions.”

Now, that interview’s from 2015, but it seems like his opinions haven’t changed too much since then. Earlier this month, he told reporters:

“I believe we are all responsible for doing our best to change the world. I think religion is a little like politics ó a lot of these controversial things where there is never a right answer or a wrong answer and people are on different sides of the fence.”

Brady’s attempt to move away from politics should make New England’s management happy, as his alleged support for Trump had become a divisive issue among Pats’ fans. It should also satisfy Gisele BŁndchen, who very publicly asked her husband to stop talking about this just last week.