Mark Binker says Gov. Mike Easley's not running for anything.
Now the man says he doesn't have an interest. He's been asked three years in a row about a U.S. Senate run and put the kibosh on that. He's never really jumped up and said, "heck yes," when asked about cabinet level work. I think talk of a VEEP slot may actually make him break out in hives.
After the speech, Easley was asked if he had national interests, Binker writes on his Capital Beat blog. He says that Easley told him it was just a speech.
"I think energy is a national issue," Easley said.