(CNN) - Having shocked the political world with his surprise Senate win in one of the bluest of states Tuesday night, it was only a matter of time before Republican Scott Brown was asked if he harbors any presidential ambitions.
Sure enough, in a press conference with reporters in Boston Wednesday, the newly minted senator-elect was asked if he felt he was "presidential timber."
Brown brushed aside the question, noting he hasn't even arrived in Washington, DC yet.
"I don't want to say that's a silly question but I am just so thankful for the support that I received from everybody…and to think about something higher? I am just honored to be in this position," he said.
"I can't tell you how proud I am to be here standing before you all," Brown said. "And being – having an opportunity to maybe send the country in a different and better direction – that's my goal."
In the 25 minute news conference, Brown also described his conversation Tuesday night with President Obama, who made a last-ditch trip to Massachusetts Sunday to campaign on behalf of Brown's opponent, Martha Coakley.
Describing the conversation as "great," the president told Brown he didn't criticize him "too hard" when he stumped for Coakley, and said he looks forward to meeting him in Washington. Brown also said the two discussed the possibility of playing basketball.
"I said, 'I have a basketball daughter and you pick your best and we'll play two on two,'" Brown said of the conversation. "He laughed. I said, 'Regardless, we may not agree on some things but you have a sense of humor and you have to have a sense of humor about politics.'"