Will the President Go to the Super Bowl if the Bears Do? “No Doubt,” He Says

After the pool spray with President Hu Jintao in the Oval Office, a cameraman asked President Obama “If the Bears win, are you going to the Super Bowl?” “Oh we're going,” responded the President, “no doubt.”

On Sunday, the Chicago Bears will play the Green Bay Packers at Chicago’s Soldier Field for the NFC Championship.

As a freshman senator in December 2006, with the political world wondering about his plans for 2008, Mr. Obama appeared in a mock-commercial during Monday Night Football in which he said, “I'm here tonight to answer some questions about a very important contest that's been weighing on the minds of the American people. A contest about the future . . . a contest that will ultimately be decided in America's heartland. Tonight, I'd like to put all the doubts to rest. I'd like to announce to my hometown of Chicago and all of America that I am ready" ---- at this point he donned a Bears baseball cap -- "for the Bears to go all the way, baby!”

“Dun-Dun-Dun-DUNNNNNNNN,” he sang, attempting to mimic the four-note jingle for Monday Night Football.

-Jake Tapper

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