Friday, February 23, 2007

Vilsack Out of the Race

Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has dropped out of the 2008 presidential race.

That leaves only one viable contender for the Presidency: Bill Richardson.

Since John F. Kennedy, no Democratic Senator has been elected President. Only 2 Southern Governors: Jimmy Carter (GA) and Bill Clinton (AR) have become Presidents. Lyndon Johnson was a Vice-President who was elevated to the position by the assassination of Kennedy.

So, if you're keeping score at home, in historical terms this means that John Edwards, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Mike Gravel have no shot at being President.

Dennis Kucinich doesn't have a chance either. When is the last time a President was elected straight out of the House of Representatives? Not to mention that Kucinich is further to the left (and out there farther than the planet Pluto) than California's famous Governor Moonbeam (Jerry Brown).

The only candidate with experience as an executive and a proven track record of results, both foreign and domestic, is Bill Richardson.

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