Gov. Barbour a no-go for 2012

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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (file)
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (file)
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Governor Harley Barbour, also frequent Rewrite guest star, decided to bow out of a 2012 presidential bid.

The Republican from Mississippi issued a statement today, saying point blank he “will not be a candidate for president next year.”

Barbour said he lacked the “absolute fire in the belly” and “total certainty” that a presidential candidate needed to succeed in the race. Defending a segregationist group a few months ago didn’t exactly help his chances either.

He plans to keep his day job and help elect governors across the country.

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Gov. Barbour a no-go for 2012

Updated