Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good News for Hulshof and Steelman

In a development (or non-development) sure to be cheered by Kenny Hulshof and Sarah Steelman, Governor Matt Blunt has decided not to endorse either GOP candidate at this time.  But unfortunately, his spokesman says he hasn't ruled out doing so in the future.

Blunt, despite his stated reasons, dropped his reelection bid because he could read the writing on the wall.  Democrat Jay Nixon would have destroyed him in the general election.

Everyone, even Blunt, knew that.  It would not have been pretty.  Though his endorsement could help with fundraising and possibly push Hulshof or Steelman to the Republican nomination, associating too closely with such an unpopular governor would hurt that nominee's chances against Nixon in November.

Governor Blunt, please stay out of this.  For the sake of the party, it is time for you to head back to Springfield and just fade away.

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