Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Good News, Bad News

Dropped out.

Well, there's good news and bad news in the presidential race today: The good news is that Nosferatu Rudy Giuliani is dropping out of the race after his piss-poor showing in Florida yesterday (not to mention the fact that he couldn't beat Ron Paul or anyone else in most of the other, earlier contests). Giuliani, who early on was crowned America's Mayor by the Republican-ass-kissing cheerleaders at Faux News who were desperate to see him take office, would have been a nightmare in the White House (IMHO), possibly even worse than our current Lying Sack of President, if that's possible. The few remaining shreds of the Constitution would have been used as so much ticker tape for his inaugural parade, and people like me would have received a one-way, all expenses paid trip to Guantanamo or somewhere equivalent in the first six months of his term.

The bad news today is that John Edwards is also dropping out of the race. Edwards was the one candidate left on the Democratic side (after Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel dropped out) to approach what I consider a progressive agenda, and he would have been my pick in the voting booth on Tuesday next week. His lack of funds and lack of ability to generate excitement in the midst of the media-chosen and -sensationalized horse race between Clinton and Obama led ultimately to his -- and our -- loss. I'm now holding out hope that he will still have a strong voice at the convention, and that he very well could be our next Attorney General in a Democratic administration. We'll see.
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