Report: Strauss-Kahn tells friends he won't run for French presidency

While the speculation surrounding his potential bid was fueled both by Strauss-Kahn’s past before the charges were filed and a New York Post report Sunday that his strategic guru Stephane Fouks, hopped a jetliner specifically to provide advice about Strauss-Kahn’s future, that campaign appears to not be happening anywhere in the future. A source close to the former IMF chief tells Mediaite, “DSK is telling friends that media speculation that he might run is simply absurd. Of course he is pleased that despite the recent headlines, the media is suddenly declaring him a viable candidate, but he knows in the real world that is just not the case.”