Whittling the Presidential Field

Less than a week from Super Tuesday and it looks the field of Presidential candidates is getting smaller. Word is Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat John Edwards will both bow out today. It's an interesting turn of events in what's been an interesting primary season. Both of these candidates seemed to have such promise in the beginning. Giuliani was topping many national polls when the primary season began, while fellow GOP candidate Sen. John McCain actually fired most of his staff because he was running out of money. Now, Giuliani is the one dropping out, while McCain is moving full-steam ahead and leading the GOP delegate count. The GOP race is becoming a showdown between McCain and Mitt Romney. Mike Huckabee, who looked like he was ready to make a leap to the front of the pack after winning the Iowa caucuses, is being left in the dust, but vowing to carry on. Same could be said for Fred Thompson, who caused such a stir when he entered the race, only to already be out. The Democratic race has had its own twists and turns. Sen. Hillary Clinton seemed untouchable in the early national polls. Now, she's in a battle with Sen. Barack Obama. As for Edwards, he was wildly popular as John Kerry's running mate four years ago, so it would have seemed he should have been at the top as well. However, it seemed he never got off the ground this time. Several months ago, his wife, Elizabeth, drew criticism for saying, "You can't make John black and you can't make him a woman," insinuating that his campaign fell victim to two candidates vying to make history. What do you think went wrong? Or was it really anything that went "wrong," per se - just the will of the people making things fall into place? One thing - at least the competition is making it a race more people are paying attention to.


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