U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Why John Boehner doesn’t want to be president


John Boehner isn’t willing to give up his red wine and cigarettes. Not even to be president. 

In an interview Thursday on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno asked House Speaker Boehner if he would ever run for president. His response: “No.” 

Boehner enjoys cutting his own grass and playing golf, among other pleasures, without the pressure of the presidency. 

Watch his answer below: 

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Boehner to Leno: I don't want to be president

In this “The Tonight Show” clip, Jay Leno asks House Speaker John Boehner if he wanted to be president one day.

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Why John Boehner doesn't want to be president