Friday, February 23, 2007

WH: Vilsack Out

The popular ex-Governor is dropping his Presidential bid. From the AP:

    Democrat Tom Vilsack is abandoning his bid for the presidency after struggling against better-known, better-financed rivals, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday.

    Vilsack was scheduled to make a formal announcement later in the day. The officials spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the former Iowa governor's statement.
The die was probably cast when the Democratic Attorney General and Treasurer each endorsed Barack Obama.

One implication: Iowa is now a straight up contest as opposed to the field conceding the state to Vilsack or trying to come in second.

Second implication: Vilsack is available to endorse a candidate. Doesn't suck to be him today.

Third implication: Staff available.


redhorse said...

Lots of staff available. Vilsack had staffed up Iowa pretty hard, including regional field coordinators.

Not much else to say. He was a long shot and the big three, really the big two, have sucked the oxygen from the room.