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Dream or Nightmare for GOP – McCain Not Ruling Out Run for President

McCain, Santorum, Hagel — GOP opponents in 2008?

I guess it’s hard to say what the Republicans think of this. Since the wingnuts have taken over the party, McCain would be a hard sell to those folks in 2008. If the right-ward tilt is halted (by American Taliban implosion/over-reach), then he would easily win over the moderates. Those voters, after four more years of what looks like is going to be oppressive, aggressive attempts at “social change” by the Right, may be willing to piss on a candidacy by someone like Rick “Dog Sex” Santorum in 2008. The latter is a wingnut’s wet dream candidate. (AP):

“There will be plenty of time to consider whether to run for president again, but certainly I don’t think it’s in any way appropriate for me to speculate on that at this time,” McCain said on NBC. He was asked when that time might come.

“I would think at least not for a couple of years,” McCain said.

At least one prominent Republican, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, already has said he is considering a 2008 run for the White House.

If McCain were to run, he would turn 72 on Aug. 29, 2008, at the height of the campaign. Only President Reagan was older at his inauguration — 73 at the start of his second term.

Asked whether age might be a factor in his decision whether to run, McCain said: “Yes, I think that would have to be a consideration,” he replied. However, he said, “I have a wonderful mother who is 92. Maybe I could use her as an example.”

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