Euphoria bordering upon madness is expressed for Timothy Richard Tebow. This affection cannot merely be explained by his recent football success. For example, Michael Jordan became the world’s most celebrated athlete through his frequent championships and scoring titles. While Tebow won the Heisman Trophy and several national college championships, he was subsequently dismissed as a gimmick, unfit for the pro level. After being drafted, Tim’s professional victories quickly became the stuff of legend, with repeated come-from-behind victories. And now, after some embarrassing losses, one gets the feeling that Tebow’s critics are pleased and hope he is quickly hustled off the NFL stage. Yet his supporters remain unrepentant.
So why is Tim Tebow so immensely popular? Let’s assume America’s majority Christian population is so starved for some show of principled leadership that they felt an instant affinity for the rugged, virtuous and humble evangelical. But did it take the remarks of another NFL quarterback to put an explanation on the point? Injured rookie NY Jets backup QB revealed the leadership vacuum found not only in the NFL, but also in Washington. NY Jet Greg McElroy criticized his teammates for their selfishness which he claimed led to failure, stating the Jet’s suffered from a “corrupt mindset” in their locker room.
Consider for a moment the current Obama administration as a similarly corrupt group dying from a lack of leadership. But now ponder injecting Tebow-esque leadership the American public craves. This is the subject of this essay
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