Mark Warner will not run for President

The Democratic former Governor of Virginia will announce his decision in Richmond today. More detail at Wizbang! Politics.

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  • eddiebear

    If true, how will the Kossacks react?

  • hermie

    Most likely Hillary’s people have already told him she has some real dirt on him, and he should be prepared to declare his support for her as the nominee.

  • the wolf

    Who the hell is Mark Warner?

  • Langtry

    I’d say the fix is in for Clinton?Obama in 2008.

    Heaven help us!

  • yetanotherjohn

    The cynical side of me says that he is just spinning the news cycle to get a better hype out of it (i.e. its a bigger story that he is running if it is first thought he isn’t running).

    I’m not sure if he sees the Bush 2000 tactic of tying up the major funding sources as practiced by Bubba and wife or if someone found a bit of dirt he doesn’t want to see come out (perhaps he and Byrd shared a laundry at one time, who knows).

    From a strategic and tactical sense, he wasn’t sitting pretty for 2008, but he had a decent chance, so I’m not sure why he would be quiting before the race is really underway.

  • VagaBond

    Most likely Hillary’s people have already told him she has some real dirt on him

    You think it was Hillary or Barbara?

  • P. Bunyan

    Hillary probably sent him this link:

  • Scraoiron

    You had better be happy. I will take the people of Va 20 years to get out of the mess he put us in. We’ll be paying for his tax and fee (it’s not a tax,it’s a fee) add on’s for life. Once it’s (tax/fee)on it never comes off.
    Sometimes you get what you deserve, the retarded factions in Va put another just like him in the Gov’s office. Now everything has been increased again, but as normal for a democrat they can’t find the money, so they must have more.

  • The fix is in…Nothing is going to stop Hildabeast from the White House!

  • I think Warner could have been the most formidable Democrat in 2008. No illusions that he is truly “moderate” or any such nonsense, but he manages to convince enough voters he is with the assistance of the Democratic fMSM.

    The other prominently mentioned center-left potential candidates, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and NM Gov. Bill Richardson, will have tough sledding in the primaries unless they capitulate to the moonbat left. Warner had wisely bought off Kos by hiring his “long time partner,” Jerome Armstrong, as a “consultant.”

    As I noted on the thread over in Politics, the last time a Democrat who was not from the south won the Presidency was 1960. That’s a long time ago. Warner’s departure leaves John “Breck Girl” Edwards as the only (nominally) southern candidate in the Democratic field.

  • Lee

    Watch for Warner to change his mind and re-enter the race, once he sees how badly Hillary will fair. Just a hunch…

  • Faith+1

    Warner? …???…Warner? He only has a chance because 99% of the people outside of my state of Virginia don’t have a clue who he is.

    He is a John Edwards clone only not as much charisma with a single thought that higher taxes solve everything. If he ran he might gain some traction on the slogan of “I’ll probably not screw up the economy any slightly less than Hillary.”

  • 914

    One less liberal to laugh at.