Nunn not done with politics

I heard this on WSB this morning:

Sam Nunn for Vice President of the United States? In an exclusive interview, Nunn tells Channel Two Action News that he may be returning to public office after more than 10 years out of the political limelight.

“People mention running as an independent in the presidential race. I have not crossed that yet but I’m not ruling it out.”

Nunn spent more than 24 years as one of Georgia’s most successful politicans. He says his move towards a possible run stems from the frustrations many Americans have expressed about Washington and the two-party system. “Let’s have a timeout for four years and have an independent government and get the republicans and democrats of goodwill and good faith to work together with whoever is President of the United States.”

Nunn says he expects to do a lot of “speaking out” over the next six to 14 months on issues that concern him and he’s not ruling out returning to public office.


  1. Romegaguy says:

    I like the thought of Nunn back in politics. I dont like the thought of him and Bloomberg running together.

  2. Archibald Bulloch says:

    Nunn was on Kerry’s list for VP in ’04. I’m wondering if he just shot up a few notches on all the Dem frontrunners’.

    Yeah, a Bloomberg/Nunn ticket would mess up all kinds of things, for Democrats and Republicans.

  3. Doug Deal says:

    Not if he ends up on as a VP on the Democratic ticket. It is silly to think a Democrat can reach out to “Republicans and Democrats of goodwill” if he is helps cement a Democratic presidency and all three parts of federal elected government.

    How serious do you think the ilk of Harry Reed and Pelosi would be with working with Republicans with complete control.

    An independent run for President would certainly be interesting, but you do not address the problems of 2 party rule by making it 1 party rule.

  4. IndyInjun says:

    Obama could blow McCain away by making Nunn his running mate and announcing that Chuck Hagel would be SecDefense. Too bad Volcker is too old to take over at the Fed and fix things again.

    Yesterday Bloomberg made a pointed reference to his relief that we will soon have an “adult” in the White House.

    Some might put it more brusquely.

  5. John Konop says:

    I agree Nunn would be a smart pick for Obama. Yet Billary will be his biggest problem. They will do anything to stop Obama for a chance 4 years from now! McCain should put Billary on the payroll.

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