In yesterday’s taping of Iowa Press, Congressman Steve King seemed to have floated the possibility of running for governor in 2010 – at least that is what all the headlines are saying. When you actually read the article, King just said what most politicians say when asked about running for higher office. He basically said he isn’t ruling it out.
The headline for the Des Moines Register is “Citing 'duty,' King weighs run for governor.” When you read the actual quote in the article you will see that King has given that answer before numerous times. King said, “"There's a duty for me, I think; I've made no decisions….it would be constructive for me at this point to say that the most important job right now is to bring together and reunify the Republican Party in this state."
I think the best quote from Cong. King I’ve seen about a possible run for higher office is in the Spencer Daily Reporter. In March of 2008 King was asked if he had thought about running for governor in 2010. King responded, “That's always a hard thing. If I would say 'no,' then I would preclude an opportunity that might emerge at some point between now and 2010. If I said I'm thinking about it, then it starts the rumor mill churning along. I can just give it to you the way it is, the way my wife understands it -- and actually, she doesn't ask me about this: I don't get out of bed in the morning thinking about it. I don't go to bed at night thinking about it and I'm not planning my strategic moves with that in mind."
So you can either believe him or not. But there is no good answer unless King absolutely doesn’t want to run for Governor. But if there is any chance, he must say that it is a possibility.
What does it mean for Iowa if he does run? Or if he doesn’t? Sound off in the comments. Let’s get the discussion started.