Not that anyone asked, but Mike Ditka says his biggest regret is not running in 2004 against Barack Obama

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Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka told the Dickinson Press that he regrets not running against Barack Obama to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate in 2004.

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

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