July 14, 2004

Iron Mike to IL GOP: "Thanks, but no thanks."

Mike Ditka said tonight that he was not going to run for the open US Senate seat in Illinois. He announced the decision this evening outside the Chicago restaurant which bears his name.

"I don't know how I'd do on the Senate floor if I got in a confrontation with someone I didn't appreciate or maybe didn't appreciate me," he said.

He said he thought about running, but then said to himself "get your head on straight and think about it."

You think there was an uproar over Vice President Dick Cheney cussing out Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT)?

Just imagine the shouting match that Da Coach would engage in on the floor of the Senate.

It sounds like Mike made a decent decision.

On the other hand, that also means that Democratic Barak Obama is a virtual shoe-in for the seat.

(Courtesy Wizbang)

Posted by mhking at July 14, 2004 10:55 PM

What they need is another Fred Thompson.

Posted by: Fausta at July 15, 2004 03:26 PM

Dude. I'm tellin' you now, there is no way that even "Da Coach" could have put a real challenge to Barack.

He is unbeatable.

Anybody Black is voting for him, and the entire Democratic machine in the city is on his side. I'm not happy about it, but IMO he gets better odds to win than anyone else running for the Senate.

Incumbents included.

Game over.

Illinois goes to Obama/Kerry. (He would be a better presidential candidate than the Franken-senator)

It's better to just avert your eyes at this point.

Posted by: Byron at July 15, 2004 06:31 PM
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