In a move that should surprise no one…..
Senator John F. Kerry plans to announce today that he will not run in the 2008 presidential race, and will instead remain in Congress and seek reelection to his Senate seat next year, according to senior Democratic officials.
Within the last couple of weeks it appeared Kerry might enter the fray. But Kerry’s lackluster 2004 campaign, the formidable Democratic foes he’ll face in ’08 and the specter of his “botched joke” seemed way too much to overcome.
Kerry plans to make his plans known with a speech on the Senate floor this afternoon, and is taping a message to e-mail his supporters to explain his decision.
His current Senate term is due to expire in 2008. According to the Boston Globe story, Kerry will seek a fifth term as Massachusetts senator.
To be honest, I’m actually going to miss Kerry in the ’08 election cycle. Given the fact that he appears to be a pompous, thin-skinned elite, I was looking forward to the likes of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) slicing and dicing him over his “botched joke.”
As I’ve said before, the Dems will definitely not hesitate to eat their own.