Maryland GOP senatorial candidate Michael Steele is in the fight of his political life against Democrat Ben Cardin. Recent polls have him trailing by as many as nine points. On Monday, he picked up an endorsement from a sports figure that he probably didn't want and certainly could never use. That sports figure is the notorious Mike Tyson. Yes, that Mike Tyson. Convicted rapist Mike Tyson. Bit part of his opponent's ear off Mike Tyson. Countless instances of spousal abuse and battery Mike Tyson. Vowed to eat his opponent's non-existent children Mike Tyson. Severe rage issues and bipolar Mike Tyson. Oh, and here's the best one - ex brother-in-law to Michael Steele Mike Tyson. Yep, they're family! You cannot make this stuff up, folks!
Anyway, recently Tyson, during an effort to promote his circus/flagging boxing career, he wore a "Michael Steele U.S. Senate" t-shirt. From CBS Sportsline:
At the press conference, Tyson posed for photos with fans, signed autographs and campaigned for Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele.
Tyson, wearing a white and blue Steele for U.S. Senate T-shirt, said he used to believe black Republicans were "sellouts." But Tyson said he changed his mind after
researching the Maryland lieutenant governor.
"We have to open our eyes more," Tyson said, as he pointed to his T-shirt.