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orange
04-25-2011, 04:03 PM
AP/The Huffington Post
First Posted: 04/25/11 03:17 PM ET Updated: 04/25/11 04:40 PM ET

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced on Monday that he will not run for president in the next election cycle.

The news was unexpected, given the two-term governor's recent visits to several states with early presidential contests, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He also had lined up political advisers for a possible run, and he had tested an economy-focused campaign speech in Chicago last month.

The stout governor had even lost some weight as advisers had suggested.

"I will not be a candidate for president next year," the Republican, 63, said in a news release. "This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided."

"A candidate for president today is embracing a 10-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else," Barbour said in his statement. "His (or her) supporters expect and deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required."

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/haley-barbour-2012-presid_n_851969.html

vailpass
04-25-2011, 04:18 PM
That's a long way to say "I'm too old for this shit."

CoMoChief
04-25-2011, 04:20 PM
Well.......now at least I can go on w/ my day. :rolleyes:

mlyonsd
04-25-2011, 05:37 PM
That's a long way to say "I'm too old for this shit."That's a long way to say "**** the diet".

Dave Lane
04-25-2011, 06:14 PM
Damn!!

vailpass
04-25-2011, 07:43 PM
That's a long way to say "**** the diet".

LMAO That's proably closer to the truth.

Chocolate Hog
04-25-2011, 09:34 PM
That's too bad he would be a good candidate.