Price of Politics, Etc.: Lovable losers
Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics, Etc.
This Wednesday, central Iowa will be the place for "almosts", "could
have beens", "runners up" and "bridesmaids". John Kerry comes here to
campaign for Barack Obama. Kerry, of course, lost to George W Bush in
2004. Bob Dole comes to Des Moines at night for the World Food Prize.
Bill Clinton beat him in 1996. George McGovern will be here for that
event, too. Richard Nixon beat him in 1972. For good measure, let's
remember Al Gore headlined the Iowa Democratic Party's annual
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner a few weeks ago. Bush 43 beat him, too. All
we need now is to invite Ernie Banks from the Chicago Cubs and Jim
Kelly from the Buffalo Bills. We can have the first annual second