Man Without Qualities

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Graham Agonistes

The Miami Herald reports that U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D, Fla.), who abandoned his presidential campaign last week after he failed to raise enough money to compete, has told the Democratic Senate candidates that he intends to make a decision on whether to run for reelection to the Senate by next week.

Advisors say the state's senior senator is conflicted: He feels the pressure from national Democratic leaders who want him to seek reelection and protect a seat in a competitive election year but also wants to ensure a future for himself as a national player -- perhaps as a Cabinet member in a Democratic administration.

Given his generally soporific effect, the days of this "will-he, won't he" hiatus unquestionably constitute the Senator's most exciting moments yet. Only a few shopping days left!

The nation and Florida can hardly wait to see how it turns out!

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