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McCain: Tons of people want me to run for president again

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

John McCain is apparently fielding a “spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls” from people who want him to run for president again.

But, the Republican senator from Arizona told the Arizona Republic that he’s not really considering another run for the White House:

“‘Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. ‘As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential ambitions are concerned, ‘The people have spoken — the bastards.””

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“‘I can assure you, I don’t see it,’ said McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016. ‘It’s not on my radar.’”

On Monday, conservative blogger Allahpundit, of Hot Air, reacted by laughing off the idea that McCain is inundated with “Run, John, run!” requests:

“Two possibilities. One: The letters urging him to run are secretly being sent by Cindy McCain and Meg to boost his spirits. ‘America needs you more than ever, dad Sen. McCain.’ Two: Maverick’s exaggerating the clamor for him to run again as a way of sticking it to the ‘wacko birds,’ to highlight public annoyance over the ‘defund’ strategy.”

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