NO GREAT SURPRISE HERE
U.S. Senator John McCain (R - AZ) announced on Meet the Press Sunday that he would be establishing a presidential campaign exploritory committee, allowing him to raise funds for a possible 2008 run for the White House. However, he said that he would not make a final decision on seeking the Republican nomination until he discussed it with his family over the holidays.
I have no doubt that McCain will run. While generally considered a more moderate Republican, he has made noticable moves to charm the party's right wing base. And he mentioned yesterday that he was both an economic and social conservative. Right now, he would have to be considered the probable front runner among possible GOP candidates, especially since Senate collegue Rick Santorum (R - PA) became damaged goods with his loss last week.
Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) announced last Wednesday that he would make the run, and has already formed his presidential campaign committee.