Brett Favre may throw his own hat into the political ring one day, but for now he’ll settle for endorsing other people. The former Vikings QB is currently starring in a spot on behalf of Mississippi senator Thad Cochran, who on Tuesday will be squaring off with Chris McDaniel in a Republican primary runoff election.
Favre is rugged. Favre is manly. Favre is rural. And Favre has thankfully trimmed his beard, otherwise he might have come off just a little too Duck Dynasty.
It’s good to be a bit rustic in politics, but you don’t want to overdo it. There’s a fine line between backwoods and crazy.
Favre’s beard says, “I like to hunt and fish and be in the woods, but I can also clean myself up and hang out in civilization.” The longer, scragglier beard says something else. It says, “I spend much of my time in a small cabin in the depths of the swamp, plotting the overthrow of the government with help from aliens who speak to me telepathically.”
Full Unabomber is not a good look. Favre was close for awhile there. But he’s come back to us. He looks like a guy who buys a lot of fertilizer, but uses it for actual fertilizing, not building car bombs.