Tom Ridge Would ‘Never Say Never’ to 2012 Presidential Bid

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 12:19 pm

The former governor of Pennsylvania and former Secretary of Homeland Security appeared on C-SPAN this morning and called a 2012 run for president “unlikely,” but hinted that he “learned a long time ago never to say never.”

Ridge makes a little news by saying that “some people around me are talking about” a presidential bid, but the same thing happened in May when word circulated that Ridge might run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) in 2010. Ridge, whose bid would have been complicated by his residence in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Maryland, took a pass. By many accounts, he was considered as a running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) but ruled out for a reason that would haunt any potential GOP candidate: a fairly pro-choice record as a congressman and governor.

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Kimdd432
Comment posted October 6, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

as a presidential bid i would vote for tom ridge over any. as i think the way this country is heading a strong and secure president is needed.


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