Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist won't seek his party's presidential nomination in 2008, saying the ``season of being an elected official has come to a close.''SHOCKED!!!! Shocked I tell You!!!!!
``I do not intend to run for president in 2008,'' Frist said in a statement. Frist didn't seek re-election to the Senate representing Tennessee this year and is leaving Congress.
He had little chance of success in a presidential bid, said Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy organization in Washington.
``Let's face it, this would have been a steeply uphill struggle,'' Ornstein said.
A heart surgeon, Frist made his first bid for public office in 1994 when he successfully challenged incumbent Democratic Senator Jim Sasser of Tennessee. Frist became Senate majority leader in 2002. He was President George W. Bush's choice to replace Trent Lott of Mississippi as majority leader when Lott stepped aside after making racially insensitive remarks.
[ cf Frist Says He Won't Seek Republican Presidential Nomination ]
To so openly Stab Our Valiant Fighting Forces In The Back like that!!!! It is Just Shocking!!!!
All Hail Great Leadere!!!! For clearly he still stays the course and does not let any form of facts of mere details impinge on the Most Holyiest Of All Holy Crusades Against All Evil Things, EVERYWHERE!!!