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.