Mike Ditka heavily regrets not derailing Obama’s political career in 2004

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka nearly changed the state of modern American politics. The fact that he didn’t remains one of his biggest regrets, apparently.

In 2004, Jack Ryan won the Republican primary race for the United States Senate seat from Illinois. Who was his Democrat opponent for the seat? A young, still relatively unknown, Barack Obama.

However, soon after winning the nomination Ryan was forced to step away from the race altogether. Divorce documents that he and ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan, had sealed by the court were opened for public record. The reason behind the Ryans’ divorce turned out to be Jack’s risqué sexual desires. The fallout from the open records forced Jack Ryan out of Illinois’ Senatorial race.

His departure from the campaign put Republicans in a desperate spot. In search of a big name, the GOP first turned to one of the few people famous enough to amass votes on such short notice. They reached out to coach Mike Ditka.

However, Iron Mike turned down the invite to run. Alan Keyes was given the nomination, and was eventually stomped by Obama. Four years later, Obama was swept into the White House on a wave of popular support.

All these years later, Ditka is still kicking himself for turning down the GOP.

Via the Dickinson Press:

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

[H/T: Deadspin]

  • Dot

    He should talk to Mitt. He thought the same thing.

    • lynched1

      Mike Ditka, a popular super bowl winning coach of the Chicago Bears running in Chicago vs. a political unknown (Obama). I’d take the odds on Ditka.

      • jack nimble

        same old story… shoulda, woulda, coulda….bet he wouldn’t be saying anything if the republicans would just let a damn budget pass and all was good.

        • lynched1

          Let it pass? Why would they do that? There is no reason or law stating they are to roll over to the executive branch because “he says so”.

          • On the fence

            Speaking about law, wasting time and money ObamaCare is the law and for some reason the Republicans (or should I say the Tea Party) think they can change it regardless of the fact that it was voted in by Congress and up helped by the Supreme Court. Wow! As Kenny Rogers said, you have to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walkaway and know when to run. I think the Republicans are counting their money while they’re sitting at the table. Nonetheless, this argument should wait until Governer Christie become president.

          • lynched1

            All laws can be changed.

          • biged

            First, you have to win an election!

          • lynched1

            Again. I don’t have to “win” an election. I’ve never been a candidate.
            On the other hand there were enough wins to take over the House of Representatives in 2010 last time I checked.

          • concernedcitizen20099

            Hillary Clinton will be elected President for the next 2 terms 8 years

          • concernedcitizen20099

            Repubs are a minority Party shrinking fast as every day of the shutdown drags on

          • John Spurlock

            You better hope not.

          • lynched1

            LMFAO.

          • John Spurlock

            Jack Numbnuts: One of the low-information.

          • concernedcitizen20099

            Yes it is their job to pass a clean budget resolution
            for money they already spent under Bush Jr like the wars in Iraq
            Afghanistan and more….

            Any actions taken to block any Federal law including Are Felonies
            punishable by fines and imprisonment not to exceed 20 years,,,

          • concernedcitizen20099

            ACA Affordable Care Act…

            Can not legally block or unfund it,

            They can only try to repeal it,
            It will never be repealed or unfunded….

            Live with it.
            You lost the election…

          • lynched1

            As I told the other one who apparently failed civics. The House holds the purse strings. They had a shot with Pelosi. If only she didn’t suck so badly you might have had something there. Go get educated.

          • biged

            Dang, for an ignoramus, you sure talk a lot. Look up “gerrymandering”, its how Repubs gat outvoted by 1.5 million votes, and still stole the House!

          • lynched1

            “Stole the house”? lol Stop watching Maddow.

          • lynched1

            Then they should start arresting people shouldn’t they? Get on the phone for God sakes and get this done. Fing clown…………

          • Dessoftruth

            It’s not “he says so” It WE SAY SO. You lost the election. This is childishness on the part of a bunch of old farts.

          • Sam

            You are correcto! Bigoted old farts abound. Henry O. Flipper was the 1st black man accepted at West Point. A gang of bullies harassed all other cadets who tried to talk to him, be kind to him, or sit with him in the cafeteria. He kept blisters and bruises from being kicked and punched on a daily basis. He graduated in 4 years from West Point without one single friend. Even as he excelled as a military man, bullies who refused to be led by him, constantly lied on him. Bullies exist everywhere….but they are on their way out.

          • John Spurlock

            Sam, what does that have to do with Ditka vs Obama, in 2004?

          • Scott

            Flipper was court-martialed from the army for theft [I believe]. Many years later in a move for political correctness after all witness were gone his record was changed to make sure he didn’t look bad.

          • k q

            Still whining Amazing, get over yourselves O’s education is unremarkable at best Occidental to Harvard something is really strange about that. Even criminal possible Who knows with all of the records sealed

          • biged

            And Harvard Law Review Editor, and Constitutional Law Professor, and U.S. Senator, and TWICE elected President. He’s got 20nIQ points on every national Republican (including old “Wishes he was the smartest man in the room” Newt Gingrich. Crawl back in your wretched little hole, or go troll another blog.

          • John Spurlock

            But , DOT, WE have the House. YOU lost that part of the election. But, you probably don’t understand.

          • lynched1

            I lost the election? I didn’t even run a campaign. Yes I would have chosen a different president. On the other hand I am thankful that a check was put in place once Pelosi lost seat as Speaker of the House. You really should go back and educate yourself about the structure of the federal government, and how it functions.
            Remember, Pelosi and the democrats lost the House of Representatives for a reason.

        • Chuckd$il

          please tell why the dems didn’t pass a budget for over 3 years when they controlled both house and senate??? same ol story…shoulda, woulda, coulda,…as they point at the next guy who walks in. Why shuold republicans do it if the dems don’t give a $hit about passing one?!?!?!

          • The Man

            You know budgets have to be passed every year right? It’s not like you can pass a budget for the next 20 years.

      • The Man

        Ditka, 817 Electoral Votes, Obama -2. DA BEARS!

        • Ann Gong

          You don’t believe that – – why waste the space. People would laugh all the way to the polls as they voted for the President. Seriously – – absolutely no way a football coach is going to beat a Harvard educated lawyer.

          • John Spurlock

            Even with Affirmative Action help.

          • Dessoftruth

            Affirmative Action helps more white women than anyone; but you probably didn’t even know that.

          • Jim

            No, affirmative action helps educated blacks more than anyone else

          • John Spurlock

            Oh, yes, DOT. I DO know that. Just like there are more whites on welfare than blacks. But, NOT percentage wise. Overall, there are many MORE whites than blacks. Yours is a bad comparison. But, why let facts get in the way of someone’s low self-esteem name calling?

          • funnyhowstupidUR

            Of course it does. You actually have to want to work for affirmative to be effective. Ditka is much more qualified than Berry has ever been. He’s actually had a real job. I can’t believe there are still people out there that think this idiot is doing even a horrible job let a lone a good job. If you are between the ages of 25 and 50 and you A) don’t have a job and B) voted for Berry 2 times, C) living on the tax payers dime. You should do your patriotic duty and kill yourself (not just you, but everybody that meets the above criteria).

          • Anthony Flynn

            What an incomprehensible post! Tell us, what HS did you drop out of again?

          • Anthony Flynn

            you mean all the Poles voting for ditka?

          • Bill

            At least Mike isn’t a tyrant who is trying to dismantle this country from the inside out. Mike loves this country unlike our idiot and chief.

      • SKanta

        How stupid is that. A football coach in politics. Great qualifications there.

        • lynched1

          Lol. No more stupid then electing a community organizer to run a nation.

          • Cream on Top

            How bout another Hollywood movie star. The last one turned out to be such a winner that we are still paying for it. Reagan went on a spending spree that was pure pork.

          • lynched1

            Reagan was freakin awesome in ways this one can only dream to be. Why else would the press try so damn hard to compare Obama to Reagan? It is odd that the press has attempted to compare Obama to Reagan, Roosevelt, and Kennedy. Yet there is no one compared to Obama except Carter and several unpopular global individuals.
            Years from now Reagan will still be more popular than Obama. Just as Obama will always be mentioned in the same breath as Carter.
            You can try and go in whatever direction you choose. Obama’s term will never be viewed as a positive presidency.

          • Dessoftruth

            Reagan sucked. I lived through his presidency. You must be smoking meth.

          • Jim

            I lived through it too. My working class family prospered. They saved their money and built businesses that they still operate today. I went to college with money they earned during the Reagan years. I remember in the late seventies how poor we were, in the eighties we were loaded

          • lynched1

            So did I and it was a rocking time.
            Not that it matters but I don’t even smoke cigarettes.

          • biged

            Rave on!

          • John Spurlock

            Dumbass. Reagan single-handedly brought a halt to Communism in the Eastern Hemisphere. What a moron you are, Cream.

          • lynched1

            I wasn’t even thinking the differences in global effects. Obamas crushing the planet.

          • Dessoftruth

            Your name says everything we need to know about your opinions.

          • lynched1

            <—– [facepalm] The avatar never dawned on you? [/facepalm]

        • John Spurlock

          So what? They are college educated, were born and raised here, most likely had a relative who fought for our country, and grew up loving the USA. Much different than our current POTUS.

          • Dessoftruth

            You sound positively unintelligent.

          • John Spurlock

            Yeah, you are right, Dessoftruth. B.O has done a wonderful job, even though no one can state anything positive that he has done in 5 years. Oh yes! He raised the deficit by 6 TRILLION, raised black unemployment 2%, has 53% on govt. assistance, taken numerous multi-million dollar vacations, armed the talaban in Egypt, Benghazi, etc…But, I AM positively unintelligent. Yep! He’s been a good one.

        • John Spurlock

          There is more to them than just football. Coaches are educated, too.

      • Ann Gong

        Your “taking” Ditka over Obama would have rendered the same results as Ditka not have the courage of his convictions and made the run.

        • lynched1

          Obama should be convicted.

          • Dessoftruth

            You should be lynched.

          • John Spurlock

            DOT is such a tolerant person.

      • Dessoftruth

        I lived in Chicago. He’s dreaming out of season.

        • lynched1

          That certainly explains a lot.

      • biged

        Dream on!

  • ronski

    Shut up ditka! You shoulda let Payton score a touchdown in the Superbowl!!

    • John Spurlock

      On that, we agree. Giving the ball to the Fridge, instead of Walter was a bad choice.

  • gcma

    Ditka you are a fool.

  • Ranger Dan Parsons

    I fail too see how having Mike Ditka as a U.S. senator would have been better. Other than voting yes on bills that would enhance his own wealth, and no on the ones that were genuinely beneficial to the most Americans, I see no benefit to the real drivers of our economy, the American middle and working classes. Just another selfish rich guy.

  • Athirson

    Alan Keyes was every bit as well known to voters as Mike Dimwit, and got his ass kicked. How would it have been any different if Dimwit had run instead?

  • dhill

    Mike Ditka is a old fool. Keep his stupid oppinions to sport talks. how easly we forget about how messed up everything was already.

  • Stephanie

    Whoever wrote this article doesn’t know squat about Chicago politics or about Barack Obama and Ditka is a Stone Doofus. Barack Obama won the presidency. Twice. Both by sufficient margins to make his address 1600 PA Ave. Get over it.

  • David

    Ditka may have actually had a chance…the seat was held by a republican previously and 2004 was a good year for republicans in federal elections. As far as whether or not this would have been a good thing…I think we have all forgotten too soon the idiot that was in the White House before Obama. Anyone assuming “not-Obama” would have done a better job is just talking out their @$$. Clinton would have been the presumptive nominee….anyone want to sign up for that?

  • polnovus

    if Ditka doesn’t like it, he should something about it. like MOVE out of the country

  • The Man

    Eat a Dick Mike.

  • Stan Colbert

    It is the responsibility of the Pres. to formulate a budget, send it to Congress where it is voted on and inacted. This was set up by the founders to insure the people decided how gov. spent money.The current admin. has not once fulfilled this job requirement!

    • FATWD

      ANOTHER IGNORANT GOP REPUBLICAN TEAPARTY SHEEP, READ THE CONSTITUTION, IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO FORMULATE A BUDGET!!!!! I truly enjoy reading all the ignorant post and unfounded attempts to discredit our COMMANDER IN CHIEF; especially since he is the best DAMN PRESIDENT SINCE BILL CLINTON!!! Your” pointed head sheet” is clouding your judgment an intellect…..dang wait a minute, in order to have intelligence you must first of all be literate!

      • Stan Colbert

        Thank you for your tolerance.

      • Proud Retiree

        Gawd, YOU really are a FOOL! You must be one of those that wanted a free ride off the back of others since you voted for Obama. How can you call a Muslim a president. Obama is anti-American and anti-christian. His whole cabinet is nothing but fools and butt kissers so he and that dumb Clinton woman got away with murder. Obama gives money away like water to other countries but he makes the retired people of this nation pay for it by refusing to up the ante of money we EARNED over the years.

        Did use Gawd because you muslim MFs would get your dander up if the word GOD was ever mentioned. May your look up from Hell one day and see the Christians looking down on you.

        Maybe you need to get off your ass and go to work rather than sitting on your duff backing this so called president. And I thought dirt was dumb.

        • Goose

          Well said. Democrats should be ashamed with themselves. Why are we breeding laziness in America by paying people who COULD work to stay home and get a Govt. check. They will NEVER be motivated to find a job. Let me quote arguably the best Democrat President- JFK “ask not what your country can do for you….but what you can do for your country!” Right now the Democrats have lost this….and in the process are ruining the country. Fact

        • Paulgary Allbritton

          I don’t know how dumb dirt is but I sure as hell know how dumb you are.Somewhere
          it is written that you keep your mouth closed, no one will know that you’re
          an idiot!

      • Goose

        You are delusional

  • faith

    What a dumb —…

  • Michelle

    Wow how stupid can you liberals be? To believe a word our liar, communist and jackass in chief says shows how many sheep there are in this country. Democrats stand up and say to their base, eat shit! eat shit! and they all go yeah lets eat shit! jackass’s. Democrats give out free money to 47 % of our country to buy their votes. Obamas childhood mentor set up by his mother, was a card carrying communist and his father was a drunk abusive asshole by all accounts of his other children in Africa yet Obama idolized this American hater who abandon him. This country has been lead down a path of destruction by this president, he and his sheep will be the ones to blame when history speaks of his so called legacy. God Bless America!

    • FATWD

      There are airplanes which leave this country almost every minute of the day, have you purchased your ticket yet! I bet you are as UGLY in the flesh as this vile s8et you spew, happy I am not your brother you sleep with each night.

    • Goose

      America is doomed thanks to the Democrats. DOOMED! Stop giving money to those that don’t want to work. How about this- We put all these lazy slackers to work rebuilding America’s infrastructure (which is in dire need). Let them EARN their Govt. check!

      • me

        shut up stupid … every time a republican is president the country goes into debt … for your information there are many more republicans sucking the government tit … namely the republicans you voted for, if you think the government is too big and that it is not needed then i think we should start by getting rid of all of the republicans in the house and senate…. stop paying for their health care, vacation time, sick time and retirement (which you probably don’t get on your job … i do), since they are not doing anything to earn it any ways. the fact that you don’t know that the republicans killed the putting america back to work infrastructure bill that the president sent to them in his first term makes me sick because even as ignorant as you are you get to vote …. that is why america is in the state that it is now … it’s people like you who don’t know shit and yet you freely spread your ignorance …. dumb m f’er … you need to get a job … because us democrats are working taking care of your no health insurance butt … maybe you are over 65 and in that case you better watch your medicare because that’s what the republicans want …. to take away your medicare …

    • me

      you are so ignorant, obviously you watch fox … those people have you brain washed you idiot …. you need to do some research … i know for a fact that you are one of the poorer, uneducated people in america who is living off of public assistance … republicans are the party of the truly ignorant people who don’t believe in facts, science, or god. republicans are hypocrites, racist and sexist pigs who would be doing the world a favor if they would just disappear. the republicans are screwing up the country …i got an idea why don’t you people get the hell out of our country. because unlike you repos we democrats believe in america and we want a prosperous country, filled with peace and love … you all want to go back to a time when america was uncivilized ….

      • Chancealot

        Wow!! Why so angry? No one is allowed an opinion if it does not agree with yours? That sounds really American doesn’t it? By the way, if you spent half the time you put into that diatribe coming up with just one solution instead of an angry filled paragraph of hate we might be able to start fixing problems instead of inciting more anger and hate. I would also like to point out that ‘ I know for a fact…’ type statements just show your ignorance. What the rest of us learn is that ‘we know for a fact’ that you don’t know anything for a fact. I for one am living proof that you do not know what you are talking about I AM a republican and I AM a Christian (so therefor believe in God and please do us a favor it’s God not god, he did create everything so give him a modem of respect please and capitalize the G in God, thank you!). I ask this simple question how does this make myself and anyone else in the republican party ignorant or ‘people who don’t believe in facts, science, or god’ ? (Also I had to leave your ( , ) after science to acurately quote your print and to do that I had to go back and correct autocorrect, seems funny but you must have done the same in your original post! PRICELESS!!!) However in spite of your post I must thank you for giving me a modicum of incite into your parties thought process. Thank you! Thank you for the laugh. Thank you for the entertainment and most of all Thank you for giving us all a glimpse into your ‘prosperous country, filled with peace and love…’ . Just an FYI I will take the alternative ‘ … you all want to go back to a time when america was uncivilized ….’ (another side note when talking about our great country always remember its America not america, if you loved this country so much you would know that by the way) If uncivilized is the counter to your vision I will take it 10 out of 10 times. I hope the Lord gives you some clarity in life and that you wake up and realize exactly what your party has never done for you. God Bless you and good day.

      • Scott

        Go live in Russia!You are a communist!

      • lynched1

        “…i got an idea why don’t you people get the hell out of our country.”
        Or what?

    • concernedcitizen20099

      Take your medications….You may be a danger to yourself and others

  • FATWD

    Thats why Walter Payton and Jim Mcman could not stand him. He is doing exactly what this article should have done, remain completely OBSOLETE!

  • MMikeJBenN

    Mike Ditka a republikkkan? I have lost all respect for him.

  • disqus_mOadQIvaOY

    Iron Mike I guess you are mad that now the former NFL players like Earl Campbell and Jumbo Elliot will now be able to health insurance which they could not before because being a NFL player was consider a per existing condition. And it will help them live a longer better life. What do hate the former player and want them to die because would you have not gotten them health insurance so that means you want them to die sooner

  • disqus_mOadQIvaOY

    Iron Mike the x the football player that wants to make harder for x players to get health insurance that will save there life’s and being a member republican the party that has helped stop players from getting workman’s compensation. Whippy Mike must really hate his fellow players. What did they hit you hit to hard and you are just a vengeful whip

  • F—obama

    Obama is a low life MF ASSHOLE Black Muslim Bastard that is ruining our country. His “reward”
    should be forthcoming soon. Long live the NRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ann Gong

      Ugh !!! Take a sedative. Please spare us the drama. Go to sleep. All of that is sooo not necessary. I’m so sick of your kind. It’s just a waste to have to be subjected to such bs.

    • me

      you white racist son of a bitch….why don’t you die and take your racist family and friends with you, it’ll make the world a better place ….

    • concernedcitizen20099

      KKK is now posting on online forums…

      Hope Homeland Security breaks down your mother’s front door
      and drags your sorry behind out of your Mom’s basement
      and to jail or an insane asylum ASAP

  • MD61HHS

    Enough of all this babble about Obama-care, which is actually the affordable care act, and a bunch of backward leaning bigots who don’t have any ideas of their own to foist on the country. Ditka is a relic, and a poster boy for “my way”, pseudo tough guys. He coached one football team to the super bowl and set another one back for a decade by ludicrous trades. Who cares what this overblow has-been thinks about something the he didn’t do, as if it would have had some profound impact on national politics. Shut up Mike, and all of you weak minded slags who endorse his babble. Go look in the mirror and try to improve what you see.

  • Ann Gong

    Mike all I have to say is you know what hindsight is – – and I find it narcissistic to believe that you could have beat Obama – – big name or not. There is no way the people of Illinois would have picked you over President Obama. After all, your communication skills rate a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.

  • TheMokoda

    See how mad we all get? See how we call each other the most vile names we can think of? See how we think everyone is wrong but us? See how stupid we think other people are when they don’t happen to think like us? See how totally blind we are to anything our chosen party doesn’t espouse? See how much effort we put into our refusal to even try to see another person’s point of view? See how unreasonable we can be without even realizing or admitting it?

    Congress is US! The White House is US! We don’t want to face that, but it’s true. WE, THE PEOPLE, put every one of them there. Yes, even though we personally might not have chosen each one, we as a whole put them there and they are us. And if we can’t get along and talk to each other rationally and respectfully, why are we so naive and immature as to expect them to? The gridlock and intractability in Washington is nothing but a mirror of America as a whole.

    Until we face that, and change what we do, we will keep voting them in and complaining about it to (and at) each other.

  • Lady

    Doesn’t matter anyway because all the hype isn’t about what is in the best interest for the people in the U.S. It ALL boils to one thing RACISIM. If Obama wasn’t Afro-American and not the President of the U.S. all this mess would not be going on. But we all have to answer to a higher power and from the day he was born him becoming the first black president was already in the plans. So everyone needs to get over it and stop trying to make his presidency be a failure. It won’t happen because God put him there and failure is not in the plans.

  • poetcomic1

    We are being punished and nothing will stop Zero and the Zombies as they devour America.

  • VL123

    I would of voted for ya Ditka..

  • concernedcitizen20099

    No chance Ditka would have beaten Obama anyways…

    They would have found some dirt on Ditka and
    sunk him too….

  • concernedcitizen20099

    Another ego maniac who thinks he could have been president lol!

    Join the long list of has beens and never weres who think they should have, could have
    been president like Trump of the guy with the huge ears what’s his name
    oh yeah Ross Perot…George Perot’s cousin…..

  • Dessoftruth

    What a putz. Ditka? Please he couldn’t stop scratching his crotch and spitting a chewing gum like a cow chews cud long enough to make his announcement speech and do you really think he could get through a debate. LOL!!! His biggest regret should be that he didn’t ensure that his players got as much brain damage as they did. What with suicide, suicide attempts, rampant depression – yeah, he has a lot he should regret. Like a lot of older men, he thinks he’s a lot more important than he really is or was.

  • Mike

    I think Mike Ditka has more things to worry about, like not having another stroke. OOps too late…he just had another one a few days ago.

  • JUSTME

    Ditka is another hooded white guy that is trying to get people to pay attention to him.. He is
    one of the worst commentators we have heard on tv and too ugly and gruff for anyone except
    an elephant to listen to. Women say he is about as sexual as a cranky duck..(never had any, never will).

  • JUSTME

    If HE THINKS JUST BECAUSE HE HAD A RESTAURANT AND WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER
    PEOPLE WOULD VOTE FOR HIS UGLY RACIST PERSONA; THEN HE HAS
    BEEN READING TOO MANY TEA PARTY QUOTES FROM FOX(FAUX) NEWS

  • JUSTME

    RACIST TEA PARTIERS LIKE DITKA ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW THEIR SHEET AND HOOD COLORS
    NOW. ONE CAN TELL HE IS A RACIST ANYTIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH. I THINK SOME BLACK
    PERSON MUST HAVE WHIPPED HIS UGLY BUTT A FEW TIMES AND HE CANNOT HANDLE IT…
    HEARD AT LEAST ONE TIME HE BEGGED A GUY NOT TO BEAT HIM UP.

  • terry

    Ditka should look at his history he was good in sports and that’s all .. he would have screwed up the Chicago politics for sure all that screaming would not have done any good. Obama would have cleaned his clock , so he did right go on home leave it there. should have =would have= could have = you did not therefore you can’t .

  • craigbhill

    Ditka definitely would’ve won the Senate on the racist vote, which would have come out of the cornfields for him in ’04.

    But people are confusing that race with a Ditka v Obama presidential race in ’08. Ditka would never have become the Repub presidential nominee.

  • truth is proof

    wow the fox news crew is out in force! f**k ditka, cant wait for affordable healthcare!!

  • Anthony Flynn

    have another drink Mike! you couldn’t derail a toy train set, you old drunk!

  • Mudbone

    Mike would have been a better president too.

  • Herbert R. Reed

    I don”t think so! It’s nice we all have dreams, Mike Ditka was a pretty good coach, but if he was even coaching during these times, it wouldn’t be for long because of his abusive demeanor. He’s great in his own mind. I think we have enough dead weight in the Senate and House now. Look where it’s got us now, about to lose our triple A rating, and not being able to pay our debt. This is not global warming, where we can debate this, Oh, don’t wait too long on that either, Talk about playing russian roulette. Can someone tell me something, Why is it that it’s always racist individuals that can’t see the truth beyond their nose, and those that are a little educated, where did they receive this education from and whom. We the people can’t stand on the side lines anymore, we must be vigilant, and ready to act when necessary we don’t have the luxury stand back and wait to see how things will turn out. Those that are not doing what we put them into office to do, get rid of them early, why wait around for them to get rich and bank rolled, making it harder to get them out of office.

  • Joe Fusco

    No way, Mike. What people don’t want to believe is that Obama did not just come out of nowhere and was groomed for his role by kingmakers who actually decide such things. If one reads outside of the official media version of the Obama story he or she will be enlightened.

  • biged

    Another washed up jock, with a case of the woulda, shoulda, couldas! There is no shortage of aging ex-jocks who figure that the public is stupid enough to elect a jock to a serious job. A few have been elected, and some have even done a decent job (such as Jack Kemp), but by and large sports fame gets you few votes, and not much success in politics. Butkis made the right decision.

  • Marcus

    It still amazes me that in the past 100 years, more republicans than democrats have chosen celebs, stars, etc, to run for political offices, from electing local officials to electing presidents. Popularity is more important than being qualified !

  • seldomseen635

    Some of you would rather have a twice fired ex football coach making political decisions that effect this country rather than a Harvard educated poltically astut community activist and state senator? You are the same idiots that thought Sarah Palin should be one heartbeat from the Presidency. Ignorance + Racism= teaparty GOP.

  • Jeff Slater

    I’m a Packer fan but I would have voted for Da Coach!