The nation's increasing frustration with the war has given Sen. Chuck Hagel - the loudest Republican critic of the war in the Senate - renewed hope in a possible presidential run. He told The New York Times recently that a few major fundraisers were urging him to run. He said: "There is no Republican presidential candidate with this point of view. There might be an opening for me on this."
We checked in with state Sen. Bob Odell, a Lempster Republican who's been friends with Hagel for 30 years.
...Odell said he thinks Hagel's position has increasing resonance. "I certainly think the public is open to a new voice, a new approach," he said.
Friday, August 10, 2007
The latest on Hagel in New Hampsire
The Concord Monitor ran a piece on Hagel this week.