In a surprise announcement today Haley Barbour said he will not seek the Presidential nomination in 2012.Â His full statement-
“This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided,”Â Barbour (pictured), a Republican, said in a statement.
â€œA candidate for president today is embracing a 10-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else,” the statement continued. “His (or her) supporters expect and deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required.”