Kerry is Out
Senator John F. Kerry plans to announce today that he will not run in the 2008 presidential race, and will instead remain in Congress and seek reelection to his Senate seat next year, according to senior Democratic officials.
Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to say he will remain in the Senate to recommit himself to efforts to extricate the United States from the war in Iraq. His decision to stay out of the presidential race reflects a realization that he would have had an uphill climb in capturing the Democratic nomination, given the other party heavyweights who are already in the race, according to the officials, who spoke to the Globe on condition of anonymity.
I did and still do like John Kerry. But he damaged himself with his botched joke before the election last year. And he never was the strongest candidate of the bunch anyway. The Democratic field has shaped up much earlier than for the 2004 election hasn't it? Should be a lot of stuff to blog about...