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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who Could Have Stopped Obama? Da Bears!



As part of your NFL Sunday, TtP passes along this tidbit: Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Dikta wants you to know he's sorry he let Barack Obama become the next president:
Could Mike Ditka, the former head coach of the Chicago Bears, have changed the course of U.S. history?

It’s not that farfetched a question. Briefly, in the summer of 2004, Ditka was being pursued by Illinois and national Republican leaders to step in and run for the United States Senate against a newcomer to the political big leagues: Barack Obama, an Illinois state senator.

Jack Ryan, who was expected to be the Republican nominee on the November ballot in the Illinois race that year, had dropped out, and his party was scrambling for a replacement. They approached Ditka; he gave it serious consideration, and then, citing family and business obligations, said no.

The Republicans, in a puzzling move, then recruited Alan Keyes to come to Illinois from Maryland to run against Obama. Obama trounced Keyes, and now, if everything goes his way, may be a few weeks away from the presidency.
Turns out da coach is a serious, hard-core rightwinger:
So does he have any regrets about not running against Obama back in ‘04?

“If the wrong person gets into the White House, I’ll regret it,” Ditka said.

Then I take it he’s not a fan of Obama?

“Not at all,” he said.

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