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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Regarding Mike Ditka’s claim that he could have beaten Obama in race for Senate
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Oct. 12, 2013 12:17 p.m.



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In the 11th paragraph of an interview published nine days ago in a small-town newspaper in North Dakota, former NFL coach Mike Ditka OPINED† that he should have accepted an invitation from Illinois Republicans to run against Democrat Barack Obama in a race for the U.S. Senate in 2004.

The reporter buried the lede of the story, so the rest of the world has learned of Ditka’s political braggadocio only in the past few days (see HERE, for example).

Ditka, who’s not known for his articulation, seemed something less than certain about whether he could have defeated Obama. ďNot ...

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