Senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic Candidate for President, John Kerry, has declared that he wont be running for the nomination for the 2008 election.
However, Kerry will again contest the Senate in 2006.
Kerry said that “There are powerful reasons to want to continue that fight now. But I have concluded this isn’t the time for me to mount a presidential campaign.”
His running mate from 2004, and declared candidate John Edwards said that it would have been a tough decision for Kerry to make, but that he could be proud for always fighting "...the good fight for the right cause."
The decision by Kerry will prove interesting over the coming weeks and months, as declared candidates seek his endorsement for their campaigns. Kerry still has some good grass roots support, and his nod for one of the candidates for the nomination would be significant.
John Kerry's Statement in the Senate.