Sunday, November 12, 2006

Feingold rules out 2008 run for president

Craig Gilbert reports in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) said so in an interview yesterday. What kind of candidate will his party nominate?
"The first choice would be somebody who voted against this unfortunate Iraq war. That may not be available," said Feingold, who was the only Senate Democrat considering a run who voted against authorizing the use of force in Iraq.

... "Those who were there and came to the judgment the Iraq war was a good idea have to answer for some concerns I have about their judgment. That was a really bad judgment. I'm prepared to support a Democrat who voted for that war, but I think the American people would prefer a president who had the judgment to see it was not a good idea," he said.

Sounds like he could have supported President Bush in 2004, if Bush had been a Democrat.

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