COBURN: He is undoubtedly the smartest man I’ve ever met. He is a thinker. He has great vision. The question to me is: does he have the capability to lead the country?
And having served under him in the House, he’s probably not one that I would choose to support in a presidential primary.
CSPAN: Because you don’t think he has the capability to lead the country?
COBURN: No, he just — to me — we need somebody that’s soft and wide-eyed, open, and is stable and learned and is going to consistently bring us together, rather than alienate us.
What we need is…
CSPAN: … did you say “soft” at the beginning? What do you mean that?
COBURN: Well, we need somebody whose eye is critical, but is not harsh in their manner, and I don’t mean to say he’s necessarily harsh, but I’m looking for a leader that can bring us together.