In the never-ending battle to see if there's anybody other than Donald Trump Republican voters might be excited to vote for in 2012, comes news Monday afternoon that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will not run for the GOP nomination.
In a statement, the 63-year-old Barbour said,
"I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.”
A candidate for president today is embracing a 10-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else,” Mr. Barbour said. “His (or her) supporters expect and deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required.”