Obama: Broncos would be ‘lucky’ to get Peyton Manning

President Barack Obama said Monday that the Denver Broncos "would be lucky" if they can convince former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to sign on — and joked that the Rockies could help the team seal the deal.

"Peyton Manning is one of the best of all time and anybody would be lucky to have him. I know the Broncos are going after him pretty hard, so we'll see," Obama told Denver CBS affiliate KCNC, one of a series of interviews he did with local media.

"If natural beauty has anything to do with it, then I'm sure Denver will do pretty well," Obama said.

Manning's future has been the subject of fevered media speculation since he was cut last week by the Indianapolis Colts.

On the same topic, Mitt Romney--the man most likely to face Obama in the general election--dealt another blow to his attempts to play the everyman when he told an Alabama radio host that "I've got a lot of good friends - the owner of the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets - both owners are friends of mine."