I dunno if I believe this just yet, but it would make sense.
From Leavenworth Street.
On Omaha KMTV Ch. 3's Thursday 6pm news, Joe Jordan reported that while Chuck Hagel won't reveal his Presidential plans until January 2007 at the earliest, two Hagel insiders said Hagel:
1) will NOT run for President
2) and will NOT run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
And the wheels continue to turn.
It's too bad. Aside from McCain, Hagel was the only Republican in the potential field I would have voted for, and McCain is now too old.
Anybody with an ounce of principle is abandoning the Republican Party faster then you can say Abraham Lincoln, and James Webb. For those who value their honor over party allegiance, membership in the Republican Party is unsustainable.
The only people who are Republicans after the degenerate rule of the Bush Administration are either grossly misinformed, think they have something to gain from the corruption, or believe that the apocalypse is just around the corner and see all the mayhem as a good sign for them personally(See Left Behind Series).
Update: The Republican Party of Kansas is Splitting in Half between the kooks and the moderates. The Moderates are joining the Democrats. Truly A must read.