Editorial: A bad week for the Dems

This is not a good week for choice in the Democratic race; first Virginia Senator Jim Webb and now former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee have dropped out of the presidential race that current VP Joe Biden has officially declined to enter.

This leaves 15 officially declared candidates on the Democratic sides with only the three “front runners” (former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Md. gov. Martin O’Malley) getting even the slightest hint of attention (though former Harvard prof. and self-described “single issue candidate” Larry Lessig gets the occasional “novelty interview”).

I would have voted for Webb (Biden is the personification Obama’s “third term” remark and Chaffee’s platform of “peace through prosperity” consisted of little more than its alliterative slogan). Maybe, I’ll do some research on the other 11 candidates who also don’t have a shot at the nomination. But then again, maybe not…

 

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