Saturday, March 10, 2007

Hagel May Retire

The Hill reports that Chuck Hagel may announce his retirement on Monday.

I would welcome such a move, although I believe the Hill places too much confidence in Nebraska's 'redness.' It seems to me that an open Senate seat might lean Republican - all things being equal - but that a strong Democratic candidate would probably do just fine there.


Anonymous said...

That is too bad, he is one of the Republicans i really like.

Philo-Junius said...

He's burned too many bridges with the party rank and file in Nebraska. He's more or less already unofficially retired as far as most Nebraska Republicans are concerned.

My prediction is that he will announce his realignment as an independent.

Philo-Junius said...

A strong Democratic candidate would have to be imported; the only strong Democrat in Nebraska is already in the Senate.