We thought the Associated Press was jumping the gun with its Scandinavian non-scoops about who might run for U.S. president three years from now. Today, the AP outdoes itself, with more “news” about Campaign 2008 (and this time, they got their story stateside).


Liberal Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy told the AP’s Glen Johnson yesterday that he will support Massachusetts’ other liberal senator, John Kerry, in ‘08, should Kerry be a candidate.


Because if there’s a story more meaningless in October 2005 than who might, or might not, be running for president in 2008, it’s a story about who might support someone who might, or might not, be running for president in 2008.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.