2008: Feingold Is Gone
Another Dem contender for 2008 has dropped out of the race, with Russ Feingold, that darling of the anti-war left, announcing today that he will not run for president in 2008.
"I began with the feeling I didn't really want to do this but was open to the possibility that getting around the country would make me want to do it. That never happened."
Some of Russ's supporters are now urging Feingold fans to quickly shift their allegiance to (gasp!) Al Gore.
Since Russ Feingold will not be running for President, I will now be endorsing Al Gore for President for 2008. I am asking anybody who supported Russ Feingold for President to support Al Gore for President so we can restore the rule of law to the White House and restore the system of checks and balances to our Constitutional system.
What will the left-wing folks at PC do when they finally realize that Gore is not running? Make nice with Hillary? Never!
Feingold joins Mark Warner on the list of Democrats making early decisions not to pursue presidential ambitions. This bevy of Dem announcements is no doubt due to the Dem pandemonium of '04, when the number of candidates at the debates looked less like a game show and more like an overloaded rock tribute band. Nobody wants a repeat of that. Besides, this time it's the Dems that are the party with a solidly defined front-runner in the race. No one wants to go up against Hillary and Barack. They know that they have no shot with those two superstars in the mix.