766 days until Election Day 2008, and we’ve already got at least one official candidate for President: Tom Vilsack.

Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa took the initial step in his long-shot bid for the White House Thursday, establishing a presidential campaign committee and seeking an early jump on 2008.

?Americans sent a clear message on Tuesday. They want leaders who will take this country in a new direction,? Vilsack, Iowa?s two-term governor, said in a statement. ?They want leaders who share their values, understand their needs, and respect their intelligence. That?s what I?ve done as governor of Iowa, and that?s what I intend to do as president.?

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