We hear that Sen. George Allen, R-VA, may concede today that he lost his race for re-election. (HERE’S YESTERDAY’S WEBCAST REPORT)…
Once considered a 2008 presidential candidate, a darling of conservatives, Allen saw his campaign hobbled by the unpopular war in Iraq, the President’s low approval ratings, and his own gaffes (LIKE THIS ONE) which lent his campaign to charges of racial insensitivity.
So…there goes that presidential campaign.
Many conservatives, acknowledging Allen’s fizzling star months ago and looking away from Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, to find a candidate they can support, have looked to outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And reportedly Romney is in talks with legendary hardball South Carolina political consultant Warren Tompkins about handling his campaign down in that crucial early primary state.
Bob Jones…meet Brigham Young.
In other news, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack today took the first formal step toward running for president by filing documents with the Federal Election Commission to establish his presidential campaign committee, Tom Vilsack for President.
Can you feel the Vilsack-mania sweeping the nation?