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Barack Obama's Tonya Harding Joke

"Folks said there's no way Obama has a chance unless he goes and kneecaps the person ahead of us, does a Tonya Harding," Barack Obama once joked while on the campaign trail. He was alluding to the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships when Tonya Harding's boyfriend clubbed then-rival Nancy Kerrigan on the knee. Obama then went on to say "We decided that's not the kind of campaign we wanted to run.''

His joke about "pulling a Harding" is old news, from several years ago, but it resurfaced when Tonya Harding did an interview on
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel in February 2009.

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