John Kerry won’t be running for President in 2008:
Sen. John F. Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who lost to President Bush in the 2004 election, has decided not to run for president again in 2008, according to Democratic Party sources.
Kerry, 63, is opting instead to seek a new six-year term in the Senate, where he has served for 22 years.
He made the decision in the face of what would have been an uphill fight for the Democratic presidential nomination against an already crowded field. So far, nine Democrats have either decided to run or made preparations to do so, including two other high-profile senators: Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois.
Clinton is widely seen as leading the field at this point, followed by Obama. In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted last week, 41 percent of prospective Democratic voters were leaning toward Clinton as their preferred presidential candidate, 17 percent favored Obama, 11 percent backed former senator John Edwards of North Carolina and 10 percent were for Al Gore, the party’s unsuccessful standard-bearer in the 2000 presidential election. Kerry ranked fifth with 8 percent.
Well, at least you can give him credit for recognizing a losing cause when he sees one.