February 24, 2007

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY BUT THE HERESY:

Vilsack, First Democrat In, Is Quickly Out: Former Iowa Governor Cites Financial Demands in Ending Bid for Presidency (Dan Balz, 2/24/07, Washington Post)

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, the first Democrat to announce a 2008 candidacy for the White House, abruptly dropped out of the race yesterday, a victim of the prodigious fundraising demands of an early-starting campaign and the star appeal of rivals Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

"This process has become to a great extent about money -- a lot of money," Vilsack said at a news conference in Des Moines yesterday. "And it is clear to me that we would not be able to continue to raise money in the amounts necessary to sustain not just a campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire but a campaign across this country. So it is money and only money that is the reason that we are leaving today."


It's at least notable that while Mr. Vilsack's bid was always dubious there's only one thing that changed this week: he participated in the first debate and there proposed a rational reform measure for Social Security and the Left declared him beyond the Pale of their party's ideology. There is no Third Way any longer for the Democrats. It's back to the 70s.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2007 9:17 AM
Comments

Only lip service was paid to a "third" way. Libs haven't moved on from the socialism of their youth.

Posted by: erp at February 24, 2007 10:20 AM
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