WASHINGTON – The time has come for a "cheesehead" in the White House, although Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., doesn't know if he's the one to take that mantle.
He put his chances of seeking for the nomination in 2008 at "probably higher" than one in 100 while saying it was too early to commit to the race.
"But I do think one thing we can all agree on is that this country is overdue for a cheesehead president. We've never had one," he told ABC's "This Week."
A cheesehead is a native or resident of Wisconsin, a leading dairy state. The term also refers to the yellow "cheese" wedges worn on the heads of Green Bay Packers football fans.
Feingold is mentioned as a possible candidate because of his anti-war views. He is among the Democrats in recent months who have visited New Hampshire, the site of the first presidential primary.
He voted October 2002 against a resolution authorizing the president to use force in Iraq and was the first senator to call for a timetable to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.