July 14, 2004

Da Coach to become Da Candidate?

According to The Drudge Report, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka would be announcing this morning that he will run for the US Senate, vying to replace scandal-ridden Jack Ryan on the Republican ballot.

Ryan stepped down from campaigning after a sex scandal involving he and his wife, television actress Jeri Ryan, came to light last month.

The Illinois Leader is reporting that Iron Mike stormed out of a early meeting with GOP officials this morning. It's unclear whether he was angry, or just bolted out for some "fresh air."

There are indications that Ditka may have been upset by media leaks to sources like The Drudge Report.

Welcome to Illinois politics, Mike.

Posted by mhking at July 14, 2004 11:10 AM

Gee . . . I'm wondering if he knows what's he really getting himself into. Sure Ditka may be an appealing replacement, but does he have the stomach for hardball politics?

Posted by: Lola at July 14, 2004 12:56 PM

Other than being a democrat,what is wrong with Obama.

Posted by: DarkStar at July 14, 2004 06:20 PM

I just heard that Ditka decided not to run...
Didn't Drudge also report that his sources told him Kerry was going to pick Hillary... so much for Drudge... hack.

Posted by: jab at July 15, 2004 08:54 PM