"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

First in, first out

In a more normal cycle, Robert Vasquez wouldn’t have even entered the race for U.S. Senate this early. As it is, he’s not only been in but now, also, out.

He was quoted as saying: “We have been unable to meet the funding goals, which are required to run a viable campaign. I cannot in good conscience continue to raise funds, without the viable chance to run a winning campaign.”

Okay. (Though his web site doesn’t yet make reference to the withdrawal.)

We’ll note here too the flurry in the last couple of days about Boise City Council member Alan Shealey, a Republican, making reference to entering the race. He may be well advised to consider the hurdles much as Vasquez has.

Meantime, incumbent Republican Larry Craig will let everyone know his plans in due course.

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  1. Joe Moran said:

    As I mentioned before ,Larry Craig, who has made a political career out of fleecing the people of idaho, will run again unless the one party system of fascists that run Idaho can come up with another moneyed politician who will be as much of an insult to representative government as craig and fellow idaho con. delegation has been.Idaho also always plays musical chairs with it’s pol. positions so you never anyone but a member of ” the good ‘ole boys.” In truth Idaho,with it’s refusal to represent the people, has become a real insult to America!

    May 2, 2007

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