Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Frist won't run for President.

Darn.

So, did he come to this decision on his own or was he pressured not to run?

Speculate away!

26 comments:

GMR said...

I guess the four people that supported him convinced him not to run.

Anonymous said...

Why should he run? To begin with, he’s got none.

Anonymous said...

Why should he run? To begin with, he’s got none.

Anonymous said...

meeeeeoooowwwwwww

Thats every stray cat in America showing relief.

Anonymous said...

I need to be like that "Orchulli guy" for a second......McCain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

GC, no need to censor people. But how exactly does Bill Frist relate to CT Local Politics? I wish we could try to stick to CT here. Otherwise I can visit Kos.

cgg said...

Fair point Anon 2:35.

We covered Mark Warner's decision not to run so I figured it was worth mentioning Frist also. I enjoy the occasional '08 thread so long as it doesn't dominate the discussion around here, but I understand why others might feel differently.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm missing something A non. 2:35, but the President does have an impact on CT and, more specifically to your point, who the parties nominate has an impact on CT politics. If, for example, the Democrats choose John Edwards over Hilary Clinton, there will be less energy among the Democrats in CT in my opinion. Similarly, if the Republicans choose a right-winger like Brownback over, say Giuliani, then Republican interest and turnout will be lower.

I appreciate the post cgg; although the notion that Frist was a serious candidate to be President is questionable at best.

Shadow said...

Well, at least Frist was able to diagnose his own Presidential campaign as dead.

I disagree with the assertion that CT Democrats will be less excited about Edwards than Senator Clinton. I think Edwards is more charismatic than Hillary and inspires more excitement among the base; he clearly didn't display those traits as a Vice Presidential candidate the way he did as a Presidential candidate, but that was because he was essentially told to be less interesting and likeable than Kerry, as to not overshadow the top of the ticket.

Anonymous said...

3:17

No high paid staff here, so no complaints from me (2:35). But it's the thrust of the recent posts (not just this one on Frist). A tie-in to CT would help keep things "local".

Gabe said...

Which recent post isn't about CT?

Anonymous said...

Sam Caliguiri for Congress in '08!!

Anonymous said...

Must be a slow CT news day. Frist is unrelated to CT.

Anonymous said...

Frist has a son at Yale -- so there is a CT connection.

Anonymous said...

that cat killing homophobe isn't running? There IS a G-d!!!

Bobby McGee said...

Is anybody "excited" about a Hillary presidency?

Fuzzy Turtle said...

the cat killing homophobe isn't running? What a shame.

Maybe FuzzyTurtle WILL have TWO good moral fiscally conservative and TRULY compassionate candiates to pick from next presidential election.. but I'm not getting my turtley hopes up ...

Bill Mastrogiovanni said...

Sorry, but I have to ask this question. What does Bill Frist have against cats?

And last time, I checked there will be a candidate for president on the CT ballot in 2008, so this post is appropriate. I hope people talk up the merits (or lack thereof) of various presidential hopefuls on this forum.

Genghis Conn said...

I have met exactly one Democrat who was very, very excited about Hillary's campaign. And he was batshit crazy. I'm not kidding, I met him at Lieberman's HQ on primary night.

Other than that, everyone else on the D side seems either lukewarm about her or hates her guts. Correct me if I'm wrong, Dems.

Gabe said...

You are not wrong (at least to this Democrat). I could live with Hillary as the nominee, but she isn't even in my top 10.

Genghis Conn said...

I have to think her early leads in the polls is more due to name recognition than anything else.

At this point in the 2004 cycle (i.e., late 2002) Joe Lieberman led the pack.

cgg said...

I'm not excited about Hillary but I certainly don't hate her guts. She is who she is. But there are many more exciting candidates out there.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Prior to the remarks in this thread regarding Frist & cats I had been unaware of his activities regarding feline testing.

Having spent 2 days in allergic agony thanks to a good dose of 2nd hand cat dander, it's nice to know Frist has at least some redeeming qualities after all.


Odd how cat people are usually the first to complain about my smoking.

Anonymous said...

go mccain!!!!!!!!!

LitchfieldAngelina said...

Well, if there is one honorable thing about Frist, it is his decision to force a term limit on himself. I wish term limits were in place for just about all politicians.

Perhaps Hillary is incapable of exciting many people, but I'm sure that a lot of Democrats would be excited to have Bill Clinton be one of the more active Democrats in the near future ...

Anonymous said...

When he was in med school, Frist told people he would give stray cats they had found a good home. He took them and used them as cadvers to hone his surgical skills. The press always gave him a pass on it but it's true.

Oh, and cigarette smoke impacts asthma.