Yes, 2010 is already at hand. I know that all of you were anxiously awaiting it. The could at least wait until we stop writing 2008 on our checks and the McCain/Palin stickers fade off of the back of those Hummers.
There is a movement afoot to draft John Adams, a retired Army General, to run for Senate in 2010. Adams was very active in Barack Obama’s Arizona campaign, flew to some other states to serve as a surrogate and even appeared in a long form ad that played during the World Series.
The seat is rumored to be occupied by John McCain, who it is said is a Senator from here. We know this because he has barbecues for the national press in Cornville. McCain has already set up an exploratory committee, he announced he was doing so right after a high profile meeting with Obama and shortly before Janet Napolitano was tapped for Homeland Security, leading to all sorts of unfounded but none the less interesting rumors. Even so, there is still speculation that he might not run. This seems to be more wishful thinking on the part of Democratic political hacks who hope for an open seat.
A couple of folks that were active in Obama’s primary campaign have been talking this up and hope to tap into Obama’s organization in the state. Also talking up a Adams candidacy is newly elected State Representative Matt Heinz.
NB – This wouldn’t be the first time that Democrats tried to recruit a general to run against McCain. Back in 1992, Truman Spangrud, Lieutenent General, former Comptroller of the Air Force and brother of Marcia Weeks, ran but got beaten in the Democratic primary.