WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is brushing aside any questions about whether he might ultimately decide to run for president again in 2012.
McCain was asked in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday whether he'd get into the sweepstakes if it looked like there were no clear front-runner.
The Arizona Republican smiled and responded, "There's a long history of masochism in my family, but not so severe" as to make him want to run again.
McCain's comment came on the same day that former Utah governor Jon Huntsman formally announced his candidacy for president, making him only the latest in a string of candidates to recently declare. McCain lost to Barack Obama in 2008 in a race that was not close.