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Thursday, June 02, 2005

2008 GOP: Aschcroft Not Running, Just Visiting Iowa

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the Des Moines Register:

Ashcroft, in an interview, said he was not planning to run for president. "I hope (the visit) sends a signal that we understand how important Iowa is to shaping the next presidency," Ashcroft said. "I want to make it clear I'm not running."

Quite a mixed bag. On hand hand this is good news for the Republicans. If you're only as good as your last hurrah, then Ashcroft is still less desirable than a dead guy. On the other hand, this is yet the latest example of the American Taliban's plotting to ensure the GOP nomination goes to the most rabid zealot.

Following the 2006 backlash, the GOP is going to have some serious soul-searching thrust upon them. If the rank-and-file decide to continue their support for a one-party, theocratic government, then the 2006 backlash will quite likely extend through 2008.

Posted at 11:15 AM in 2008 President - Republicans | Technorati