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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:19 PM
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Barbour says he will not run in the 2012 election
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:21 PM by cal04
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/04/25/barbour_wi...

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issued a statement saying he "will not be a candidate for president next year."

He tells supporters: "If I have disappointed any of them in this decision, I sincerely regret it."


STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR

"I will not be a candidate for president next year. 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.

"Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. Many volunteers have organized events in support of my pursuing the race. Some have dedicated virtually full time to setting up preliminary organizations in critical, early states and to helping plan what has been several months of intensive activity.

"I greatly appreciate each and every one of them and all their outstanding efforts. If I have disappointed any of them in this decision, I sincerely regret it.

"A candidate for president today is embracing a ten-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else. 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.

"This decision means I will continue my job as Governor Mississippi, my role in the Republican Governors Association and my efforts to elect a new Republican president in 2012, as the stakes for the nation require that effort to be successful."

http://www.governorbarbour.com/news/2011/apr/4.25barbou...
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:22 PM
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1. Barbour: "I am too lazy to put much effort into anything. I will remain on the sidelines and sling
mud at more serious candidates."
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:27 PM
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2. Separated at birth.


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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:38 PM
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3. He wasn't going to win and the field was already crowded.
I think it's the right decision. Some of these guys need to drop out sooner or later.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:56 PM
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4. He's finally accepted what everyone else already knew?
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:58 PM
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5. Let the tea baggers squeal!!!
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