In an appearance Wednesday morning on C-SPAN, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, said he had thought about running for president because of “the weakness of our potential nominees right now” but that it was nothing serious. Moreover, he said, he “probably doesn’t have the skill set that’s necessary for that.”
On the call-in show, three different viewers said they would support Coburn, while another tweeted that the support likely had more to do with the weakness of the Republican field than with Coburn’s virtues.
“Probably so,” Coburn responded.
The senator also discussed the budget, entitlements, the payroll tax cut, problems in the Senate and other issues.
The appearance is broken up in two segments. The discussion of the presidential race comes at various points in the second, longer, segment.