Former Olympic great Carl Lewis officially started his political career Monday. Lewis announced his candidacy for the New Jersey state Senate. Lewis tied an all-time record with nine Olympic medals. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest track and field athletes in history.
Despite his Olympic success, Lewis never caught on with the public. He was goose egged in endorsements, many believe because of rumors of his homosexuality. Lewis was also tied to performance enhancing drugs though he never tested positive during the Olympics. Personal scandal? Being called “arrogant” and egotistical? Unliked by the mass public? Sounds like perfect political material.