Not the one I went after though.
The Name of this one is:
ALMOST PRESIDENT - The Men Who Lost The Race
But Changed The Nation
And haven't I been saying just that very thing on my BLOG -
(see my post about that) HOW WE OWE THESE LOSERS BIGTIME.
In his Book - ALMOST PRESIDENT - Scott Farris writes about
12 Men in 10 Chapters:
William Jennings Bryan
Thonas E, Dewey
Al Gore~John Kerry~John McCain
Men Who Almost Were President of the United States
But for me it goes Deeper than that.
My list of Almost President includes People like:
Sarah Palin (a woman)
Mitt Romney (too soon to call)
and especially Ron Paul
just to name a few - and of course there are Others.
Surely some of these People just knew all along that they
didn't have a rat's *ss if a chance to be President of the United States.
Then why did they Forge on?
Why did they spend their Precious Time And Money pursuing an
Perhaps Only They Know.
Maybe They don't even know.
Was it Hope?
Or Their Fifteen Minutes Of Fame?
Most likely they were All Dedicated Americans Who Wanted To
Make The Country A Better Place In Which To Live.
kinda like the Really dedicated Bill Maher who donated ONE MILLION
Dollars of his Hard Earned Money so that President Obama could have
a Second Term - and this is American folks where anything can and
does happen in a Presidential Election Year so let's not get
complacent and ASSUME anything
Whatever The Reason That These Really Cool People Ran For President
But Didn't Get The Job - I'm here to say that MY HAT'S OFF TO THEM.
and they are all going to be on my no hit list : ]
Scott Farris is a former bureau chief for United Press International
and a political columnist. He lives in Portland, Oregon - with his
wife and two children.