It appears that J.C. Watts is stepping down and not running again. I always enjoyed him, but it seemed to me he was becoming increasingly strident in recent years.
One amusing note- CNN was not content to believe Watts when he said he was leaving to spend more time with his family. They reported that he was leaving for three reasons:
1.) Upset about not being able to advance in the leadership.
Which is patently absurd, since he was the number four man after eight years.
2.) Upset about the Crusader artilery program being cancelled.
And yes- CNN misspelled artillery on the teleprompter- later on they called him a “conservtive.” Not to mention the assertion is absurd. Idiots.
3.) Wants to spend more time with his family.
I guess after 8 years of Clinton, we just can not take anyone at their word. New possible motto for CNN: “The Conjecture Now Network.”