John McCain: I Won’t Run For President Again

John McCain announced yesterday that he would not be running for President again:

NASHUA, N.H. — If John McCain hadn’t made it clear before, he’s leaving no doubt that the presidency is a dream gone by.

Addressing a veterans rally for a Republican Senate candidate in Nashua on Saturday, the Arizona senator was reminiscing about his presidential campaigns in New Hampshire, where he won the Republican primaries in 2000 and 2008.

He told the audience of 200 that “this may surprise you, but I will not be running for president again.”

Well, I don’t really think anyone was asking you to, Senator.

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  1. Franklin says:

    I think it was meant to be a joke.

  2. sam says:

    The first thing I thought of when I saw the headline was this story. When John Lindsey was running for mayor of NYC, one of his campaign slogans was, “He’s fresh — the others are tired.”
    A few years later when Abe Beame as running and his oppostion was even older than him, somebody (probably Jimmy Breslin) said his slogan should be, “He’s tired — the others are dead.”