Yepsen: Vilsack's departure could signal end for others
Good morning from the Cooler staff. David Yepsen has an interesting article about the end of Vilsack's campaign.
"Tom Vilsack's withdrawl from the 2008 race for president is bad news:
- For governors and ex-governors in this contest. (Voters may not put such a high premium on their skills.)
- For those offering the most strident anti-war messages. (They also didn't go the distance for Howard Dean four years ago.)
- For candidates without money. (Not only are the living-room campaigns of the Jimmy Carter era dead, so is the way he raised money.)"
The former Iowa governor quit his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, citing a lack of cash."
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