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January 23, 2007

McCain Says Yep He Will Run for President in 2008

Sen. McCain running for president in 2008
Pittsburgh Tribune

Sen. John McCain didn't mince words Monday when asked if there is any doubt that he is running for president in 2008.

"There is no doubt," McCain told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in an exclusive interview.

While his presidential exploratory committee still must decide the right time for a formal announcement, the Arizona Republican made his firmest declaration to date that he's in the race.

"Right now, the Iraq issue ... is taking a lot of my attention and effort away, and I think that's appropriate. I'm still a United States senator. I've got to perform my duties," McCain said.

But his committee is "making all the preparations" for a run, he said.

During a 30-minute interview, McCain touched on a range of issues -- the situation in Iraq, the state of affairs in Latin America and Cuba, what he hopes to hear from President Bush in tonight's State of the Union address and what a McCain presidency would be like.

McCain made stops in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh yesterday to meet with prospective supporters for his presidential bid. Pennsylvania will be a key battleground state in the race for president, just as it was in 2000 and 2004, he said.

You can continue HERE for rest of article and interview.

Wild Thing's comment......

Just sitting here as they all turn in their names. All the wanna be's. I will NOT vote for McCain, nope, no way.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 23, 2007 12:47 AM


I'd sooner vote for Chuck Hagel or John Kerry than McCain even if he does walk on water, it ain't gonna happen. The Republican Party is working hard to take us back to 1933's raw deal.

Posted by: Jack at January 23, 2007 12:14 PM

I'd laugh at all this if it weren't so scary. So many people in this country are uninformed and THEY VOTE! Too bad we can't have a real "reality show" with the candidates all living in the same house for the next 2 years.

Posted by: yankeemom at January 23, 2007 01:18 PM

In less than a year, the '08 Presidential campaigns will begin in earnest. I predict a year of illness, nausea, anger, embarassment, frustration, etc. etc.

It is possible I will not vote, unless a better than expected Conservative candidate comes forth, a John Bolton type maybe. I held my nose and voted for a Bush 4 times. No more of that nonsense. The RNC is showing signs of moving even farther from my points of view, and I don't doubt that they will back McCain, or Guliani, or a Snowe type.

Posted by: TomR at January 23, 2007 02:05 PM

Jack my hope is that we get someone running for President that we can be excited to vote for. I know that may not happen, but I still have hope. It is still early and maybe they can pull a rabbit out of the hat. Praying it happens.

So far I like Duncan Hunter, but since he a conservative the RNC may not back him. How sad is that to even have to think that way. (groan)

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 23, 2007 04:40 PM

Yankeemom, me too. It is funny, but at the same time very scary like you said.

When Ford died I asked one of our nephews something about it and he had no clue who Ford was. He asked so who is this guy Ford you were talking about. OMG how scary is what.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 23, 2007 04:42 PM

Tom these are such different times that I can ever remember in my lifetime. Very scary times for this country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 23, 2007 04:46 PM

The Republican Party consists of countless idiots (we know who they are), one certified nutcase, and few stable stars like Giuliani (although too liberal). I never thought I'd say this, but for me, if McCain is the candidate, the time has come to protest by not voting. Sometimes you just decide not to allow yourself to be sold out anymore.

Posted by: Rhod at January 24, 2007 06:29 PM

Rhod, I have been thinking that. I just cannot vote for McCain if we are stuck with him. I cannot and live with myself.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 25, 2007 03:43 AM