“Cagle not ruling out run for Governor in ’10” screams the headline for an AccessNorthGA.com article that begins, “In his first in-depth interview since capturing the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor, state Senator Casey Cagle does not rule out running for Governor in 2010.”
“You never say ‘never’,” said Cagle. “You never rule things out, I’m going to be very, very content in this Lt. Governor’s position and we’ll see…”
It was commonly accepted that Ralph Reed was seeking the LG position as a stepping stone to the Governorship — and, many speculated, to the Presidency. With Cagle’s victory, he now has the advantage of being the frontrunner for that position, both by virtue of Georgia’s recent Republican bent, and due to the division elswhere on the ballot (with a Democrat runoff and a Libertarian candidate). Should he win that office, he will obviously have the advantage of incumbency in constitutional office headed into the 2010 election.
With the general election still three months away, it may be a little early for election 2010 speculation, but hey — it wasn’t us that started it! 😉