10 Questions for Haley Barbour

Mr. Barbour flirted with running for president himself this time, but decided better of it, saying he didn’t have the fire in his belly that a national race demanded. But there are few closer observers of the campaign than him. And with the Iowa caucuses only a month away, Mr. Barbour talked politics this week during an interview here in Florida, where he was attending the annual gathering of the Republican Governors Association one last time before leaving office in January after eight years.

Q.
At this stage, which Republican presidential candidate looks the best to you?

A.
“I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for. I don’t feel any rush.”

Q.
What is different about this race for Republicans, who traditionally nominate a candidate-in-waiting?

New York Times
12/2/11