Speaking as a lifetime Chicagoan and lifetime Bears fan, Mike Ditka has descended into buffoonery over the past several years. His political views can be categorized as neanderthal at best. Sure, he would bring some energy and entertainment to the race, but he would easily lose to Obama by 25 points . But then again, so would any other Republican in Illinois right now.
here in nebraska we have sent retired coach tom osborne (nebraska cornhuskers football team) to the house of representatives for the last two terms. last election he received something like 93% of the vote. the governor is precluded by state term limits to run for another term, so the discussion is that coach tom will be our next governor.