A Republican Senator Announced His Plan to Enter the Presidential Race
By Diane White
Republican Sen. John McCain announced Thursday on the "Late Show with David Letterman," that he will officially enter the 2008 presidential race.
While McCain was expected to run for the Republican ticket, his announcement was unexpected, which is characteristic of his "free spirit,â€? according to the New York Times. In Nov., McCain formed an exploratory committee and since then has been making public appearances around the U.S., according to the BBC.
He faces the most competition from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, although McCain is well-known to the public. After he unsuccessfully ran for president against Bush in 2000, McCain has both criticized and praised him for the actions he has taken while in office.
If elected, McCain, 70, would be the oldest president ever sworn into office for a first term, according to the AP.