In an hour long talk ranging on issues from vocational education to the war in Iraq, Kerry "sounded every bit like a man still running for president." Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, asked the question on everyone's mind: Will you run again in 2008?
"The short answer is, I'm thinking very seriously about it," Kerry said. "I know what it takes. I know how to do it, I know the mistakes we made, and we did make some mistakes."
That — and the rest of Kerry's speech — sounded a lot like a "yes" to many in attendance.
"Whether or not he's made the decision yet, he certainly sounds like a candidate," state Rep. John Keenan, D-Salem, said after the breakfast. "My unofficial estimation is he sounded like somebody who's running."