Can the nation recover from this terrible news?
Don’t start printing “Chuck 2016″ signs just yet.
Senator Chuck Schumer may be heading to the cornfields of Iowa, a longtime tradition for pols seeking the White House. But he insisted over Twitter this afternoon that he has no such ambitions.
“Don’t worry, still not running for President,” Mr. Schumer wrote.
The Associated Press reported earlier today that Mr. Schumer was chosen to be the keynote speaker at the famous Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, a major Iowa event that has previously fielded past presidential contenders, including Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
What a tease. He’d be sure to garner at least 1% of the primary vote.
Don't worry, still not running for President.
— Chuck Schumer (@chuckschumer) September 19, 2013
It’s just as well, Chuckie. Someone in the media may have finally asked about your cozy relationship with Bernie Madoff.