Skip to comments.Frist Will Not Seek Presidency In 2008
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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Thanks for the chuckle!!!
What a ridiculous, nihilistic post. What Republican do you think should run then?
IMHO, every current ostensible "leader" in the Republican party is a total disaster, from Bush on down. Both Frist and Hastert were losers from the get-go.
The ONLY Republican I would vote for right now as president is Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn. He's the ONLY Republican with principle, as far as I'm concerned.
After the Dole Presidential fiasco--he dropped of the radar screen quicker than Monica could drop to her knees!
Im assuming that is your personal opinion, not what you think is probable, no?
Bill Frist - good man... great doctor... a complete disaster as a conservative leader
The GOP senators let Bush get Frist in as his ally when they all appeased the Dims over Trent Lott.
And why Frist? He was so weak that no one had any objections and many others would have actually been leading a faction, like a Sensenbrenner or a faction of one, like a McPain.
Thus Frist was not so much the popular choice as a choice that didn't make waves. If they could have stepped back from the MSM and stepped forward in defense of Lott, he would have been a much more competitive GOP leader against the agressive Harry Reid. But, the GOP Senators have, most of them, either no backbone or too much personal ambition to lead their own party. Frist's selection created no quarrels among them, but with no experience and no will he was no leader.
Mitch Mconnell I would also include in that group. He seems like he does not back down
Trent is clueless and spineless- a dangerous combination when having to go at it with the schmuck from NY
I cannot disagree with you. But the American people would reject Senator Coburn by approximately the same margin that it did Goldwater in my opinion. Coburn might even have trouble carrying OK if he ran for president. People are a lot more liberal than those on our forum care to admit.
What happened to Representative Istook? Why did he get creamed?
Actually, McConnell did back down and called off the filibuster against McCain-Feingold, having said that he would never let the measure come up for a vote.
Finally some good news for 2008!!!! I am so glad this loser is not running. It would have been just an embarrasment for him anyway. I can't believe how much he did to destroy the Senate in his tenur. Shameful!!!!!
I am really scared that it is going to be 1996 all over again. A really poor choice for President. God forbid if the Democrats pick a strong candidate. We are really going to have to look for some no-name like the Democrats did in 1992 and we did in 2000. Hopefully we will be able to do that.
Wow. The first invertebrate-eunuch Senate Majority Leader finally did something right.
Very good post.
But you are far to kind to this baboso.
duh! Frist needs to go back to bein' a sawbonze.
a lot of nopes on there....
not that I am in disagreement, but...do you believe someone not on that list will run?
You're right. Though given his moral sense thus far, I'd surely be surpised to find him very far out of that compass. It certainly seems worth the look.
They said Reagan wasn't ready for prime time too. :)
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