His decision caps a 12-year stint in electoral politics in which he rose from an underdog in his 1994 Senate campaign to the position of majority leader a mere eight years later.
The decision by the Tennessee senator leaves Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the most nationally prominent contenders for the Republican nomination. (AP via CNN)
Rudy Giuliani would run an interesting campaign, and I look forward to seeing what his bid for president will bring. He doesn't have an overwhelming pretense of seriousness to hold up, which might work in his favor -- especially with young voters. Running a country is serious business, but it could be beneficial for everyone to take themselves a little less seriously. Are campaign ads that make people laugh too much to hope for?