Governor Tom Vilsack says he doesn’t feel as if he need to issue a “cease and desist” order to the people who’ve put up a website urging him to seek a third term as governor.”I am not going to run for a third term,” Vilsack says. “I don’t have any control over what people do on the Internet. If I did, there’d be a lot of changes on the Internet. We’d be a lot less garbage on it.” As Radio Iowa reported earlier, a group that refuses to identify itself has launched a www.votevilsack.com website, saying Vilsack’s too smart, too young and too effective to retire after just two terms. “If it’s a friently gesture, I appreciate the gesture but it’s not something that’s going to change my mind,” Vilsack says. “If it’s an unfriendly gesture, it’s unfortunate because I think both parties will have strong candidates and it will be a good, vigorous debate about the future of this state as it should be next year.” A few high-profile names are listed on the www.votevilsack.com webiste as backing the idea of a third go-round for governor, including Jerry Crawford, a Des Moines attorney who was chairman of Kerry’s Iowa campaign and Gordon Fischer, a Des Moines attorney who just completed a two-year term as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party.
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