If you’re keeping score on who is and who isn’t going to run in 2008 on the Democratic ticket, you can count Joe Biden on the “who will run” list. Interestingly, he declared so during a visit to South Carolina. Now the “conventional wisdom” is that a Democrat can’t get elected unless they have a connection to the South, to make a bridge to the South. Biden is doing just that, and is getting points for declaring while in South Carolina.
What’s disappointing to me, is that Al Gore has ruled out a run in 2008. He has been so Presidential and so inspiring to folks that he should be running. He really should reconsider. We need a strong leader to get us out of the mess Bush has gotten us into, and Gore has been that missing leader these last few years.