ESPN’s Mike Ditka: ‘Obama Is the Worst President We’ve Ever Had’

On the heels of ESPN’s Curt Schilling opining that Hillary Clinton “should be buried under a jail somewhere,” the other conservative at ESPN (there are about two, maybe one more), famed Bears coach and Hall of Famer Mike Ditka has decided to weigh-in as well.

According to the website Awful Announcing:

ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown analyst Mike Ditka appeared on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show and when asked, said President Barack Obama is the “worst” president ever.

“Obama is the worst president we’ve ever had,” the 76-year-old said.

The hyperbolic views aren’t all that surprising given Ditka, a staunch Republican, considered running against Obama for the Illinois senate seat back in 2004, saying his decision not to run was the “biggest mistake I’ve ever made.”

Ditka said Obama’s a good man but isn’t the leader America needs, like former President Ronald Reagan.

“Barack Obama’s a fine man. I mean, he’s pleasant. He would be great to play golf with. He’s not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front. We need somebody like Ronald Reagan,” Ditka said.

“Every once in a while you’re going to get punched in the chops. But you keep going forward. That’s all there is to it,” he added. “You know it’s not always going to be a perfect situation, but to do what he does, there’s no leadership there. I think that becomes very disgusting to me.”

Ditka capped things off by saying “If I were to vote tomorrow, I’d probably vote for Trump,” just in case you were wondering.

Bruce Bookter
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