>Mitch Bows Out

22 May

>Governor Daniels has announced he is not running for President. Did the recent Indiana State Supreme Court decision have anything to do with it? Tam says, “I doubt it.” Mitch says he doesn’t want to put his family through the campaign, never mind the stress and upheavel had he won the job.

It’s a point. The campaign’s got to be like touring with a rock band (only less dope. Well. maybe less) and sex licit and illicit (ditto) but even more stress. And the reward for winning is, you get the worst job in the world. Sure, you can nap or take days at a time to go play golf; all of it behind a wall of security, none of it more the than seconds away from communication at, as they love to intone, “…the highest levels…” which really means that by the time it reaches you, whatever it is has been well and truly fouled up. So I don’t blame him. I don’t know why anyone with more sense than a June bug would actually want to be President of the United States.

Which explains quite a lot, really. It certainly accounts for the things found swimming in the candidate pool and what crawls out when the counting is completed.

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5 Responses to “>Mitch Bows Out”

  1. Bubblehead Les. 22 May 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    >Why would anyone want to President? Well, As Mel Brooks once said, "It's GOOD to be the King"! So here's a Plausible Scenario for Indiana: Mike Pence runs for Goobernator, Mitch goes for the U.S. Senate, and the DemiCommies try to stuff as many Ballots as they can "for the sake of the Children". But you'll still have to suffer like the rest of the Nation as thousands of hours of TeeWee Airtime is wasted while the Republitard MetroCon Talking Heads push for Romney to be THEIR next Anointed One, and those Damn Conservative/Tea Partyers/Wookies can just shut up and swallow a Massachusetts Turd Sammich and like it!Meanwhile, in the War Room at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue….

  2. Ken 22 May 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    >…and there was much rejoicing.

  3. Robin 23 May 2011 at 4:25 am #

    >Probably did not find enough early cash available for him.

  4. Justthisguy 23 May 2011 at 10:37 am #

    >Yet another case where the Founders got it right the first time. See, we get a bunch of sober, responsible, upstanding, sensible, prudent guys, and we call them Electors and have them choose the Prez. For him it should be like, "OK, Boyo, it is now your turn in the barrel!"

  5. Justthisguy 23 May 2011 at 10:49 am #

    >Never forget that when the office of the President was being defined at the Constitutional Convention, everybody was thinking about George Washington, who was right there in the room. The office was defined to be held by him or somebody very like him. He was not the smartest guy in the room (that guy would have been Franklin) but he was the steadiest, coolest, and most manly one.I tend to rate Presidents by how much they resemble George Washington, and by that standard most of them, well, I can't express my opinion without violating Bobby's standards of decorum.

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