February 23, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust

Tom Vilsack, we hardly knew ye. This certainly makes the Iowa caucus more interesting.

I saw Vilsack (via the magic of - what else? - C-SPAN) speak at a DNC meeting in Washington a few weeks back. He led off his speech by talking about the fact that he was adopted and never knew his birth parents, and that his adoptive mother had struggled with substance abuse. All of which would have been great... if Vilsack was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. For him to start a speech to candidate-shopping party regulars with that... well, it seemed odd. Vilsack seems like a very nice man, but there was no realistic way for him to win the nomination, save possibly a plane carrying Hillary, Obama, Edwards, Richardson, and Dodd crashing... on top of a bus carrying Al Gore, Wesley Clark, Evan Bayh, and Mark Warner. Good luck with your post-candidate career, Mr. Vilsack.

Posted by Mediocre Fred at February 23, 2007 10:08 AM | TrackBack

Mark Warner was out of the race before he ever was really in. I always bewail it when the conversation turns to the Democratic candidates, too -- a Southern governor with his own money who did well enough that he managed to get anothe Dem in the governor's mansion after him, and someone who's out of office so he can campaign full time without getting bitched at for abandoning his day job. Argh.

Posted by: PG at February 25, 2007 07:10 PM

Yeah, I miss Warner in the race too. I'd be strongly behind him if he were still running. As it is, my heart remains... unpledged.

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at February 26, 2007 06:33 AM
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