“A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!'” – William F. Buckley, Jr.

We just finished the longest presidential election in history and the media is already speculating about 2012. Shoot me now. Can we please stop and look around for at least a year? I cringe when I read things like this from David Weigel

Last week, Campaign for Liberty press guy and Ron Paul grandson-in-law Jesse Benton was driving to a constituent event with his boss and the subject of 2012 came up.

“He hasn’t closed out the idea of another run,” said Benton today. “We have some time to decide whether he runs again, or whether he gets behind somebody else. But we don’t have tons of time. By the middle of 2009, the decision needs to be made.”



Or this from CNN

After all, in many ways Romney’s campaign for 2012 appeared to begin the instant he abandoned his primary bid in February. Instead of the conventional location befitting most losing candidates — his home state, surrounded by friends and family — Romney broke the news to grass-roots activists at a gathering in Washington.

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