Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Is he going to run?

We're still waiting to know whether or not Chuck Hagel will run for President (hence our efforts to convince him to run). It looks like we'll be waiting at least a few more days, according to this short article out today in the OWH.

1 comment:

mw said...

We'll know soon. From the MTP interview:

MR. RUSSERT: You said last month you would decide this month whether you were going to run for president in 2008. Will you?

SEN. HAGEL: I’ll make a decision within a couple of weeks, and make that public.

MR. RUSSERT: Is there room for an anti-war candidate in the Republican primary field?

SEN. HAGEL: Well, I don’t, and wouldn’t, consider myself an anti-war candidate if I sought the nomination for president in the Republican Party. It’s bigger than just the war. We’ve got entitlement issues, we’ve got tax issues, we’ve got environmental issues, health care issues.

MR. RUSSERT: But it is the number one issue.

SEN. HAGEL: It is the number one issue. And if I ran for the president, I would put forth a plan as to how do we get out of Iraq, what do we do about the Middle East. I don’t think you can talk about Iraq without talking about the composite dynamic of the Middle East. But I’ll, I’ll you know and that decision and announcement will come within a couple of weeks.