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Posted on 11/29/2006 8:38:05 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008 CBS News Interactive: The 109th Congress CBS News: 2008 Republican Hopefuls
(AP) WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will not run for president in 2008, Republican officials said Wednesday, as the field of White House contenders continued to shrink more than a year before the first convention delegates are chosen.
Frist's formal announcement was expected later in the day.
His decision caps a 12-year stint in electoral politics in which he rose from an underdog in his 1994 Senate campaign to the position of majority leader a mere eight years later.
The decision by the Tennessee senator leaves Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as the most nationally prominent contenders for the Republican nomination.
Other potential GOP contenders include Sens. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Charles Hagel of Nebraska, Gov. George Pataki of New York and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California.
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This only proves that politicians are smarter than heart surgeons, as he was a much better surgeon.
Crushing news... crushing...
I'm deeply saddened.
Vice President Cheney. He won't run and he had been demonized by the press. But I like his style and conservatarian philosophy.
Actually, he seems like a nice guy. But he had no business in politics and did a really lousy job.
This is not exactly a big news story. But the real problem is, we don't have a decent Republican candidate. That has been glaringly obvious for the past six years, and the resolution isn't getting any clearer.
The story of the past six years has been which party could screw up worse, the spineless Republicans or the delusional Democrats. A race to the bottom.
Ugh. America has seldom needed a great leader more. Where the dickens is he? About the only solution I can see to this mess is a prayer campaign.
An announcement to announce that he's decided that he's going to make a formal announcement announcing that's he's not announcing his candidacy?
Now if we can just get Rudy and McCain to do the same--maybe we can find someone that the conservative base will support.
And his bill that killled internet gambling may have lost a lot of Republicans the election. Many races were decided by a small plurality of votes, and a lot of people voted against this big brother overseeing of personal gambling. Frist's goodbye smooch to the casinos and Indian gaming - I hope it was worth it to him...
I wish Cheney would run. Man, I hadn't even been thinking about him since he seems adamant that he isn't running. But, thinking of him as president compared to our current options is almost gut wrenching; milquetoast, the liberal mayor, the crazed senator, and a whole host of unknowns and not-known-enoughs.
He probably was "hand-picked" by the Bush WH and did the bidding of same.
I'm not a big Frist fan, but he was the moderate conservative alternative to John McCain and leftist Rudy Giuliani. So now it's all Romney's in that area.
I thought he quit the senate for the sole purpose of running.
Actually, I don't think there was any love lost there. He made nice with the White House but never really did it any favors.
Actually, I believe that Frist did exactly what the WH wanted even though it appeared not to be the case publically.
I like his foreign policy views, but I have no idea what his social/domestic policy leanings are.
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