According to sources, Vinny is throwing his hat in the ring. After a career in for profit business and as a leader in a multi-billion dollar industry, he says that it's time for him to give back.
"Look, the most important job of the President is selecting the cabinet and if there's one thing I know how to do it's build a team" Cerrato said at a $10,000/a plate fundraiser for the GOP. He also says that he's more connected with the working man issues as he has experience dealing with players that come from every economic climate and stuff.
"I've dealt with millionaires and people making the minimum wage and in my career with the Redskins whenever a player wanted to make it they came to me. I know how to make men rich and isn't that what the American dream is all about."
His platform concentrates on three areas... Education (every American should have the opportunity to go to college for at least three years), Economics (Trust the deficit is bologna. For years, people were talking to us about Cap Hell. Cap Hell is for suckers, and the Draft (I believe in a strong America, but if there's anything my tenure with the Redskins proves it's that I don't believe in the draft. If I'm president we will concentrate on trade and not drafting young men)
Cerrato said that he thought long and hard about this decision, but decided in the end that he had to heed this calling. "Too often politicians are disconnected. They need to come down. See a game. Sit in a luxury suite. Be one of the regular Joes." As for inflation, Cerrato says he sees no sign. "Prices are going down, man. Since I left Fed Ex field beer prices have dropped dramatically. It's hard to find an 8 dollar Miller Lite at a 7-11."
And does he believe he can beat President Obama in an election.
"I've looked at the numbers and stuff. Every year, football beats basketball in the ratings. This is going to be a cakewalk."
When asked about his policy on legalizing drugs, Cerrato cut the interview short. But is he a serious candidate. One highly ranked GOP member who requested anonymity said this,
"With his background in contracts, finance, competition, and name recognition... Vinny Cerrato is a name to be feared. Is he a serious candidate? You betcha."