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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Obama will not run in 2008

Eric Zorn stepped up to the plate and whiffed today with his '08 reasons why Obama will run for president. I'm with Dan Johnson-Weinberger on this one. I think there are numerous reasons. First off, Sen. Obama has repeatedly stated that he will not be running for President, I'm willing to take his word on this. Second, he learned his lesson in 2000 against Bobby Rush to wait your turn. Third, he has children to consider, while you can get by on a U.S. Senate campaign with seeing your kids all the time its much harder to do running for president, also they'll be 7 and 10. I don't think Michelle will let him yet. Expect to see him build up a national base in the next few years, but not run. Zorn got this one wrong.