Longtime CBS newsman Bob Schieffer: ‘I’m going to be working for a while’

The 2012 presidential race hasn’t even gotten into full swing yet, but Bob Schieffer, at 74, is already raring to go.

The “Face the Nation” host and former “CBS Evening News” anchor says, “It’s really a lot of fun moderating a presidential debate.”

The veteran journalist, who played referee in a 2004 debate between former President George W. Bush and Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBringing the American election experience to Democratic Republic of the Congo Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Mass.), and again in 2008 between then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal MORE (D-Ill.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.), is eyeing the possibility of moderating another one “somewhere down the line.”

Schieffer, who has worked for CBS News for more than 40 years, has no plans of slowing down — although he has pulled a Michael Jordan before, publicly flirting with the idea of ending his career: “In 2007, I guess it was, I decided I would retire and I announced it three times. And I never got around to doing it. So I just decided the hell with it. I’m going to be working for a while. I don’t know when I’m going to stop.”