Ditka Regrets Not Running for US Senate in 2004 – Says Obama Wouldn’t Be President

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Coach Mike Ditka during his glory days

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka told reporters he regrets not running for the US Senate in 2004. Ditka says Obama wouldn’t be president today if he would have challenged him in 2004.
CBS Sports reported:

Turns out, the government shutdown is Mike Ditka’s fault. The former Bears coach and the man who once described himself as an “ultra-ultra conservative” could have saved us from the current toxic political climate if only he had run for U.S. Senate nine years ago.

Back in 2004, Dikta considered entering the race in Illinois but decided against it because of a “busy schedule.” Barack Obama later won the Senate seat in a landslide victory over Alan Keyes. Four years later, Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, and he was reelected four years after that.

Earlier this month, Ditka still had regrets about not running for the Illinois Senate seat.

“Biggest mistake I’ve ever made,” Ditka said, via NESN.com. “Not that I would have won, but I probably would have and he wouldn’t be in the White House.”

Well that sucks.


Hat Tip Andrew

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