Coburn shuns presidential aspirations
BY CHRIS CASTEEL NewsOK.com
Thursday, December 15, 2011
12/15/11 at 5:22 AM
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., doesn't think much of the field of Republican presidential candidates and "had thoughts" of running himself.
But, on a call-in show on Wednesday, he made clear that it wasn't going to happen and said he probably doesn't have the "skill set" necessary.
In a Wednesday morning appearance on C-SPAN, the Muskogee Republican listened to two Republicans and an Independent express support for a Coburn candidacy for president.
A Republican from West Virginia said Coburn, unlike other politicians, speaks in a way that "the common man" understands.
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Not a ringing endorsement
Sen. Tom Coburn: The Oklahoma Republican, responding to a C-SPAN show host who asked if he had thoughts of running for president, said "I had thoughts of it, especially with what I think is the weakness of our potential nominees right now, but nothing serious and probably don't have the skill set that's necessary for that."