Sunday, March 14, 2010
AP Report: Ditka glad he turned down 2004 bid against Obama
Former NFL Hall-of-Famer and coach Mike Ditka says he has no regrets about his passing up Republican party overtures to run against Barack Obama for U.S. Senate in 2004.
Da Coach said he thought about it for perhaps two days or so before declining the offer.
"The hypocrisy of both parties" is what annoys Ditka about politics, he said.
"You are not there to represent a party, a special interest. You're there to represent America, the people that elected you. They (politicians) don't do that. I'm sorry, they don't do it!
"And you can't make all these promises when you're a candidate, and none of them happen."