Haley Barbour NOT running for President in 2012

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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour just issued a statement: “I will not be a candidate for president next year.”

More…”A candidate for president today is embracing a ten-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else. His (or her) supporters expect and deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required.”

How does this impact Florida? First question: Who does Sally Bradshaw go to work for? AlsoBarbour’s exit also (I believe) frees up smart guy Marc Reichelderfer to work on another campaign.

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