Thursday, August 28, 2003
The General Wants In, May Wait Till Mid-September
In an interview from his office in Little Rock, Ark., General Clark said today that he intended to announce his decision whether he would run in two weeks or so.
"I've got to by then," he said. "I've just got to. I can't have done nothing, and if I do it, there's groundwork to be laid."
More than likely, General Clark would wait until sometime after Sept. 15, a financial reporting date for presidential contenders. If he announces before then, he would have to reveal how much money he raised in the third quarter of the year, which pales beside the millions generated by Dr. Dean, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and other leading Democratic candidates.