"I'm flattered by the fact that other people would konsider me to be a potential
kandidate for a higher office, I look at it and say the next election cycle
isn't until 2010 and we haven't even gotten through the 2008 election cycle yet
so it's a long ways off. I'm only about a third of the way through my
current, four-year term so I've got a long ways to go before I'd try to make one
of those decisions."
If he were willing to konsider giving up his kooshy safe for life job, he would be already amassing a war chest and laying the groundwork via a more upfront response to inquires regarding his political future by saying ,"I'm keeping my options open" or "no one knows what the future holds" etc. In order to make a run against the Big Lug who is obviously running for re-election given his savy veto of the kollective bargaining and state salaries bills, Vaudt must first give himself the option of running should he decide to do so. And without the kitchen kabinet of Gang of 50 types and kash up front, the option won't be there. Some of his would-be primary opponents have been running for seven years or more already and have a head start on him.