Thank you for posting that Charlie - unfortunately I had Calc. class and was unable to see the speech and post the official announcement.
It is with a heavy heart that I say farewell to all of you.
It's been a good journey, and I wish you all the best as you now move on to another candidate.
As of now, I'm undecided in who I'll support in 2008, but I would like to thank Senator Hagel for his excellent service for this country.
Senator Hagel, you are a truly great American - God bless you. Maybe you'll come back into the political world another day.