Monday, December 18, 2006

Bayh Leaves 23

Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana will not run for president in 2008:

At the end of the day, I concluded that due to circumstances beyond our control the odds were longer than I felt I could responsibly pursue," Bayh said in a statement Saturday. "This path - and these long odds - would have required me to be essentially absent from the Senate for the next year instead of working to help the people of my state and the nation.

Last weekend Bayh was in New Hampshire and was completely overshadowed by Obama, who sucked all the political oxygen out of the state.

With Bayh's withdrawal, there remain 23 potential 2008 presidential candidates.

Potential Republican 2008 Presidential Candidates:

  1. Kansas Senator Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
  2. Illinois attorney John H. Cox
  3. Former US House Speaker and Georgia Congressman, Newton L. "Newt" Gingrich
  4. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani
  5. Nebraska Senator Charles T. "Chuck" Hagel
  6. Arkansas Governor Michael D. "Mike" Huckabee
  7. California Congressman Duncan L. Hunter
  8. Arizona Senator John S. McCain III
  9. New York Governor George E. Pataki
  10. Massachusetts Governor W. Mitt Romney
  11. Colorado Congressman Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo
  12. Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson
  13. Virginia Senator George F. Allen
  14. Senate Majority Leader and Tennessee Senator, William H. "Bill" Frist

Potential Democratic 2008 Presidential Candidates:

  1. Delaware Senator Joseph R. "Joe" Biden Jr.
  2. Retired Army General Wesley K. "Wes" Clark
  3. New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
  4. Connecticut Senator Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd
  5. Former North Carolina Senator and the Democratic 2004 vice presidential candidate, John R. Edwards
  6. Former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee, Albert "Al" Gore Jr.
  7. Massachusetts Senator and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, John F. Kerry
  8. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  9. Illinois Senator Barack Obama
  10. New Mexico Governor William B. "Bill" Richardson
  11. Iowa Governor Thomas J. "Tom" Vilsack
  12. Indiana Senator and former governor, Evan Bayh
  13. Former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. "Tom" Daschle
  14. Wisconsin Senator Russell D. "Russ" Feingold
  15. Former Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner

1 comment:

Sunyong said...

I think Frank Keating should be a possible Republican candidate.