Don Walton states (without citing his source — but probably Hagel’s press dude Mike Buttry) that while a recent Washington Post interview indicated Hagel wouldn’t decide on his Presidential/Senatorial ambitions for six weeks, in reality, “it was just an offhand remark, not actually a revised timeline.” So from that we’d guess it should come this week, right? Oh, who the hell knows… (Don Walton: Tick, tick, waiting for Hagel – LJS – 1/29/07.)
And despite at least two different indications from Hagel that he may run for President as a member of the Bull Moose Party (or, some other less interesting sounding Independent party), in a lengthy Newsweek feature, Hagel says that notion is “ludicrous”. (Rebel Chuck Hagel: A President in the Making? a/k/a A Reluctant Rebel’s Yell – Newsweek – 2/5/07 issue).