CONGRESS//17TH DISTRICT | If Ro Khanna played in the NFL, he would undoubtedly be a placekicker. Nonetheless, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott acted as both Vince Lombardi and political Nostradamus Nate Silver during a rousing pep talk at a fundraiser for Khanna’s run at Rep. Mike Honda’s seat in 17th Congressional District.

“You’ve won the election. We all know that you have won,” said Lott, who played free safety for both the 49ers and Raiders.

“You’ve got to be the next Obama,” Lott added as he peered into the candidate’s eyes. “You’ve got to be the next Kennedy. You’ve got to be the next Truman. You got to be that. That’s why we’re close to you right now.”

Note: the general election is just over one year away.