get thee to a nunn-ery.
well the internet is all ablaze with reaction to an ajc story about former senator sam nunn running for president. according to the piece:
In an hourlong interview, in his small office on Marietta Street on the edge of the Georgia Tech campus, Nunn acknowledged that he — like former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich — is considering a run for the White House next year.
But unlike Gingrich, Nunn would run outside the traditional two-party structure.
“It’s a possibility, not a probability,” said Nunn, now the head of a nonprofit organization out to reduce the threat posed by nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry. “My own thinking is, it may be a time for the country to say, ‘Timeout. The two-party system has served us well, historically, but it’s not serving us now.'”
The 68-year-old former senator, still considered one of the foremost experts on national security, confirmed that he’s discussed a presidential run as part of several conversations with Michael Bloomberg, the New York mayor.
over at msnbc’s first read they seem to suggest nunn may be mulling a bid primarily to gain attention for non-proliferation.
otb’s james joyner suggests nunn may be a candidate moderate republicans could get behind.
and jonathan singer suggests that nunn’s primary role would be to take democratic votes away if he won.
my bigger question is, i wonder if sam nunn could carry georgia?