Rick Harrison is well known for his show “Pawn Stars.” And he’s learned a lesson that wading into politics can affect your business because not all of your customers agree with you.
Harrison endorsed Marco Rubio several months ago. He is impressed with Rubio’s style and especially his focus on education. Rubio is a strong supporter of trade schools. And Harrison sees businessmen everyday who tell him there is a real shortage of trade workers, such as welders.
Harrison believes the Democrats and high schools are putting too much emphasis on college, which is not a path meant for everyone. His blue collar background makes him understand how important these trade skills are. And the way things currently are, we are neglecting these important skills to the peril of people and our economy. He likes Rubio’s plan to bring that back, so Harrison threw his support behind the Florida Senator.
But, Harrison told Fox and Friends that speaking out in politics has cost him some business. Some were shocked to hear he could support a Republican and are ignoring him. But, Harrison said he stands behind his endorsement as it’s the best thing for the country. He is concerned about our current path and how the current reigning Democrats have caused havoc. Harrison says money isn’t everything, so this is something worth doing.
Watch the video below and see if you agree with his assessment that endorsing a Republican is worth the risk.
Would you issue an endorsement if it cost you business? Please share your thoughts.
H/T: IJ Review