Senator John McCain says people have been asking him to run for President in 2016. Yes, Senator they are called Democrats where we come from!
According to the Arizona Republic, McCain is laughing off the idea:
“As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken — the bastards.’ ”
In his book Too Funny To Be President, Udall, D-Ariz., attributed the quote to California Democrat Dick Tuck. Udall unsuccessfully sought the 1976 Democratic nomination for president.
While even McCain agrees that another presidential candidacy seems far-fetched, Bruce Merrill, a veteran Arizona political scientist and pollster, told The Republic he has fielded multiple calls from out-of-state reporters this year investigating the possibility. McCain was critical of the GOP strategy to try to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care law, resulting in a partial government shutdown. McCain emerged with better national poll numbers than others associated with the crisis, including “tea party”-style U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
“I can assure you, I don’t see it,” said McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016. “It’s not on my radar.”
The Independent Journal Review says, We have heard “not on my radar” statement before and provides a few examples:
(Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Richard Nixon.) Besides, “I don’t see it” and “it’s not on my radar” are not exactly LBJ-like rejections.
If McCain makes that trip to Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina sometime in late 2014 to ‘Help out a struggling candidate’ consider his ‘radar’ working again.
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— Brad Thor (@BradThor) November 11, 2013