I've got some news everybody: Thaddeus McCotter has officially decided to end his presidential campaign.
Some other news: Thaddeus McCotter was running for president! Weird, right? But it's totally true! The Republican congressperson from Michigan has been running for president for, like, weeks now. Maybe months even!
So, what happened? How did he come to find all his presidential dreams dashed so cruelly against the hard jagged rocks of reality?
Former Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis said Thursday that McCotter’s decision was driven by the political reality of his exclusion from the GOP presidential debates and the possibility of other candidates for his congressional seat gathering support at Mackinac Island, where Republicans will gather this weekend.
"The political reality is that it’s a two-way race between Romney and Perry and going into our conference at Mackinac Island, it was a good time to announce that he’s running for re-election,” Anuzis said. “The timing was important for him to make sure that he could hold onto the seat."
Yeah, it is a two way race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. If only they weren't running. And Michele Bachmann, if she weren't running, too. And Ron Paul. And Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain. And Jon Huntsman. And I guess Rick Santorum, let's throw him in there, as well. And that guy who smokes pot, what's his name? Whatever.
But, yeah. If only all those people weren't running… Just think about what might have been.
Oh, and while you're at it, check out Mary Phillips-Sandy's exclusive Undercision interview with then presidential hopeful Thaddeus McCotter. And cry. Cry a single tear for a lost future.
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