I understand the desire to run for president. I really do. You get power, fame, money, everything some people want in life. But when you see that it's hopeless, that you have no chance of winning, why would you stick around? Edwards and Giuliani had the sense to pull out when they saw it was hopeless.
Why is Ron Paul still in? I'm guessing it's because the voices in his head haven't told him to stop his campaign.
But the real question for me is Mike Huckabee. He's got no shot of winning. He's been circling the drain since he won Iowa. So why do it? Why keep spending the time and money to finance a campaign that's going nowhere?
Only one reason I can see: he's running now for vice-president. Think about it. He's getting enough conservative votes to keep Romney from winning. Huckabee is the reason McCain will be the Republican nominee. What better way for McCain to repay Huckabee than to put him on the ticket? Makes perfect sense, at least for McCain and Huckabee.
For the country? Sounds like the worst ticket imaginable. We may be moving--far, far away...
(When I started this post about ol' Huckabee, a new song came on the XM station I was listening to--"Down in Flames" by the Dead Boys. Coincidence? I don't think so...)