Thursday, June 03, 2010

This would be a damn shame

Artur Davis' announcement that he wants to stay away from elected offices and political appointments is understandable, considering how fresh the pain of his unexpectedly large loss in the Democratic gubernatorial primary still is. But given the four- term congressman's great intellect and experience, it'd be a loss for Alabama if he makes good on his pledge to stay away for good.

As I said in the comments here, I'm of the "never say never in politics" school. Five or 10 years is a lifetime in politics, and at 42, Davis is young enough that he could sit out several election cycles before trying for a comeback if he wanted. Even if he does choose to spend the rest of his career in private law practice, though, something tells me we haven't heard the last of Davis.


Blogger BobDobbs23 said...

Agreed. Here's hoping Artur will return with some kind of fury or hard-boiled gritty charisma. In a handful of years, people will have forgotten about the health care vote and he'll be in a good position to relaunch a statewide political effort. Or, at worst, he ought to be able to reclaim his seat in Congress.

9:38 AM  

Theirs always a next time.

3:22 PM  

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