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?

3 Comments so far

  1. Jam (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    I’m big fan of Sam Nunn. I got to meet him once in college when he was on a panel discussing nuclear proliferation. I think Nunn has enough of that Yellow Dog Democrat in him to carry the Republican leaning GA. That guy did more for GA than just about any politician in recent memory.

  2. Seth (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 8:58 am

    I like Sam Nunn, but being that it’s still August 2007, I’m not quite ready to give him my vote.

  3. Right Democrat (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Sam Nunn is a real statesman who would make an excellent President. Of course, any third party or independent candidacy is a long shot. At the very least,a Nunn candidacy might force the major party nominees to deal with the critical issues rather than just pander to single issue pressure groups and extremes.

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