Early this morning, a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake shook Chile, killing at least 78 people and knocking down buildings and roads across the country. The quake was centered 200 miles outside of Santiago and felt as far away as Buenos Aires. But its effects will reverberate far beyond South America: There are already tsunami warnings for Hawaii, Japan, Russia, California, and Alaska, along with just about every other Pacific Island. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake was a thousand times stronger than the 7.0 quake that hit Haiti last month.
I’m going to spend the next year as a private citizen, but I do indeed intend to run for office again. I’m not sure for what, and I am not exactly certain when. I need to take a nap. But once I do, I’m planning to get back into the ring.