File this under, “and this is a surprise?”
Gov. Tom Vilsack entered the 2008 presidential race on November 30th last year challenging his hometown and the rest of America to have the courage to “create change” in uncertain times at home and abroad.
“Our country needs a president who builds and creates. Our country needs a president who wants to make our country more secure by confronting our problems, I will be that president,” Vilsack said at the time.
The self styled “underdog” in the race is no more. A short 2 months after announcing his grandiose plans Vilsack has quit. According to Jeff Zeleny at the New York Times’ The Caucus, Vilsack’s “people” cite Vilsack’s uphill struggle to raise enough cash to sustain the campaign.
Guess that tells you a lot about what the “country needs” if its citizens didn’t fork over enough cash.
See ya, not sure what made you think you had a chance, but see ya anyhow. Don’t let the [potential] Oval Office door hit you on the ass on the way out.