Yeah, he's jumped here and there for years, did he ever previously say it was for "personal reasons" as cover?
I mean, retirement is one potential reason, but people usually just say that outright and it's also usually around a "round" date.
So, unfortunately, the speculation becomes a little darker. It's almost like you sort of hope he got bumped out politically, because the other options aren't as good.
None of us are getting any younger, you know?