Barbour out

 Posted by at 20:53  Election 2012, Politics, Republicans
Apr 252011

It’s always fun when somebody who didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell in the first place makes a big deal out of dropping out…

Barbour rules out 2012 presidential run

JACKSON, Miss. — Republican Gov. Haley Barbour bowed out of presidential contention Monday with a surprise announcement just as the 2012 campaign was getting under way in earnest, 18 months before Election Day. The Mississippi governor said he lacked the necessary “absolute fire in the belly” to run.

Barbour’s declaration, unexpected because he had been laying the groundwork for a campaign for months, thins a Republican cluster of no less than a dozen potential candidates to take on Democratic American President Barack Obama.

Any bets on who will be next?