Who's running for President these days?
If I tell you that the guy currently occupying that spot on the roster recently tweeted that he was glad that Kirsten Gillibrand was dropping her bid to be the Democratic nominee: " I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of! I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!" Hard to know exactly how to gauge that one, since this came during the same day that the "president" tweeted that he was "the best thing ever to happen to Puerto Rico."
It does let us know that the bloated sack of protoplasm will continue his quest for a second term, while Senator Gillibrand will pack up her tent and head home. The need for two nights of Democrats debating have come and gone.
Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is gone.
Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton has left the building.
Washington's governor, Jay Inslee, will turn his attention to re-election as his state's chief executive.
For all the folks who are cashing it in, there are still a dozen or so that insist they have a chance of taking on the sack of protoplasm come next November.
And now, interestingly enough, there are a couple of Republicans who would like a chance to be their party's nominee instead of the aforementioned protoplasm. Joe Walsh, very decidedly not the Eagles' guitarist, thinks he would make a better "president." Which may or may not be true, given his capacity for saying things like, "I wouldn't call myself a racist, but I've said racist things." Then there's Joe Kasich, the former Ohio governor who has already lost a presidential bid to the bloated sack.
We call this "parity" in the National Football League.
And in politics, it works just about as well.
Then again, on any given weekend, that's why they play the game. Stranger things have happened. A bloated sack of protoplasm was elected President of the United States.