One month ago, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., bowed to political reality and announced that he would not run for a full term in 2010. Now, he's reconsidering.
"You never say never," Burris told ABC News. "What I'm still hearing ... people from all over the country and they are saying, 'Don't give up that seat.'"
That could be true, of course -- but he's not exactly hearing that from voters in Illinois. Nor is he hearing it from people with money to donate to his campaign; one of the reasons for his decision last month was a failure to raise enough to mount a run.