Gov. Haley Barbour keeps folks speculating about plans for seeking presidency

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour knows how to drag out the game of political speculation, and he’s doing it now to maximum effect for a national audience.

Will he run for president in 2012? Will he? Will he?

Don’t expect an answer any time soon — and for good reason. The 63-year-old Yazoo City native isn’t about to squelch the kind of chatter that keeps his name in print, online and on the TV and radio.