SENATOR Richard J. Gordon, Sr. on Tuesday said he is considering running for President next year.

The lawmaker, who lost in the 2010 presidential election, said his political ambition depends a lot on his wife given their old age and remaining time together.

Mr. Gordon said he did not want to be selfish knowing that he had something to offer to the country. “I’m not saying I’m the only one who can do it, but if we fail to elect the right leader, what kind of a future will we have as a country?” he told an online news briefing.

The senator said he would not consider anything less than the presidency. “I don’t think I want to be vice-president, that I can tell you. I can go back to the Senate or come back as the mayor of Olongapo, or I can retire and go fishing with my wife.”

Mr. Gordon said he was looking for a vice presidential mate with a public health experience or an education master. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan