Four Down – 46* To Go

*It’s 3 down, 45 to go for the Democrats (Michigan and Florida are being punished for moving their primaries up so no delegates for them {and half the GOP delegates})

And yet, after Iowa, two Democrat candidates quit (Biden and Dodd) and after New Hampshire another one quit (Richardson).

After four primaries/caucuses no Republican has quit. Not even Duncan Hunter (hang in there!)

Update: After I wrote this I remembered that Tom Tancredo withdrew. But he is still on my ballot in Illinois. 

And no one should be quitting this early.

Yeah, I know it seems late, but that’s because they started a year ago and the general election is still more than 10 months away.

Also, the media are very interested in getting the primaries over with – right now. They keep asking if this state or that state is “it” for any particular candidate. It’s not. Even had Romney lost in Michigan last night, no problem. It wouldn’t be the end for him. There have only been four contests!

I wish the media would just let the process happen as it happens. Used to be that nominees were actually chosen at the convention. The convention used to mean something. It was something other than a big party.

Seems this country would do well to have that again.

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