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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What a coincidence, neither will Homer Simpson.
Looks like we are doubly blessed!
I don't recall anyone asking him to.
He never had a chance
He doesn't seem the type to have an over-large ego.
He didn't do much at all as Senate leader.
Why the heck was the guy in politics?
He had money, and wanted more. With a side dish of power, which he miserably squandered.
He was one of the most inept, incompetent and ineffective majority leaders in recent history, chose really bad advisors who were divorced from reality and is responsible for a lot of what happened in the election. He let the Dems run all over him. Part of the problem was that he had very little Senate experience when he was elected leader, and didn't know how the place operated. He was a huge contributor to the GOP losing the Senate. Give me Trent Lott, warts and all, any day.
Maybe Frist and Ford can go into business together....
He has an ego the size of Mt. Everest. And is vain to boot.
Well, that's a relief.
Speaking for myself, I had high hopes for this guy when he took over as majority leader in 2002. But I've been underwhelmed with him, to say the least.
Now, can we get some decent candidates for president, please? I haven't found anybody I'm all that thrilled with.
I believe in his own way he is an honourable man and he wished to give back something to his country.
I think this was shown when he went NO and volunteered to help during Katrina.
Whatever. A pork barrelling pure politican is not what hte GOP needed. Give me Jim Inhofe or Tom Coburn.
Who do you think should run for the GOP? Who's your nominee? I don't think Frist was an effective Majority Leader. Too timid with the Demonrats. Unfortunately that's the story with many of our "leaders".
Lynn Cheney 2008?
I believe the saying is that every Senator looks in the mirror and sees a President.
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