Football Hall of Famer John Elway: I'm a Republican

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:59 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, who is now executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, says he's a Republican because he believes in opportunity, not safety nets.

"I don't believe in safety nets — obviously, we have to have some kind of safety nets — but I think my philosophy is when given the opportunity to go take advantage of that," Elway told Fox News host Chris Wallace Sunday in the hours before his Broncos square off in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks.

"My beliefs align best with the GOP," said Elway. "I wouldn’t say I'm way right. I'm middle right."

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Elway said that if Congress would behave a bit more like a business, it would get more accomplished, reports Politico.

"I've been fortunate enough to be in business," said Elway. "I’m one of those that believes you have to give a little to get some, and so I’d like to see us be able to free up Congress a little bit and say we need to give up a little bit to get a little bit," Elway said.

Elway said he has been asked many times if he wants to be involved in politics, but said he'd rather be "on the supportive side" than run for office.

"Politics is a tough business," said Elway. "Football is a tough business, but I’m not sure it's as tough as politics. I’ll stay on the outside of that."


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