It's been over a week since Connecticut voters did what everyone expected them to do and made Richard Blumenthal their next Senator. But chances are, you're probably wondering how soon we can get WWE CEO Linda McMahon back into a political race, such was her dynamism. Well, good news, everyone -- this morning, McMahon takes to the Connecticut Post's CT Elections blog so that she can be tellllling yoooou, she is not gooooooing:
"So I don't regret any of that, at all," McMahon said in a phone interview from her pad in Boca Raton, Fla. "I was making an investment to serve and I think that's a really good thing. I think you have to go into any kind of endeavor knowing what your downside is when you get into it."
While her $50 million did not translate to a victory, McMahon said it did buy her name recognition that she can parlay if she decides to run for office again.
"I do not think I would have to spend anywhere near that amount of money," McMahon said. "No one knew who I was. I made an investment and I certainly would not have to do that again."
What may be lost on McMahon -- live from Boca Raton, Florida -- is that the $50 million she was willing to spend on her own behalf was her biggest selling point with the state and national GOP. But nevermind: McMahon is giving another run some unspecific consideration:
McMahon made it no secret that she is eyeing public office, though she wouldn't specifically say which direction she will go.
"Sure. I'll be moving forward this next year," McMahon said. "I have a couple (of avenues) to pursue. You'll have to stay tuned."
Might this mean some sort of cage match with incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman, who would be up for re-election in 2012? McMahon doesn't know or won't say. Lieberman may end up regretting not being more forthcoming with an endorsement this past election cycle. Of course, should the two get matched up in an electoral contest, you can bet that Lieberman will probably suddenly remember how opposed he is to the "on-air abundance of gratuitous sex and violence" on teevee.