Maybe later, he says. The suspense builds.
Mr. Hagel's overall record is solid, said American Conservative Union Chairman David A. Keene.But the strident war opposition won't find him any easy purchase in the Republican primary. When I clicked over to Huffington Post this morning to see what they were squawking about, Hagel was the top headline:
"Chuck Hagel is bright, decent and conservative on almost allissues," Mr. Keene said. "Indeed, his lifetime ACU rating is over 85,and we consider anyone who scores 80 or above a fairly reliableconservative."