"It is money -- and only money -- the reason we are leaving today." With that statement former Governor Tom Vilsack closed his campaign for the presidency in 2008. Sorry, Governor, it was not only money that drove you from the race. It was a host of other factors, including lack of a compelling vision, failure to connect with voters, and an ability to make your cause resonate with people outside of Iowa. Vilsack was by all accounts a good governor but he did not demonstrate what it takes to be president. That's why he's out.
Read More »