Sunday, January 21, 2007

If Bush Can Do It, How Hard Can It Be?

Nature abhors a vacuum, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is drawing every politician we ever heard of and some we haven’t.

Tom Tancredo? Mike Huckabee? Jim Gilmore? Mike Gravel, an ex-senator who will turn 78 next year, has been running since last spring.

Call it the LBJ Syndrome, when every pathetic old pol came out of the woodwork in 1968, including the eventual winner Richard Nixon, who had lost the California governorship six years earlier and told the media, ”You won’t have Nixon to kick around any more.”

Botching a war creates a boon for makers of bumper stickers, campaign buttons and commercials, but let’s hope for better in 2008.

Anybody for Duncan Hunter or Ron Paul?

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