Essay: A Bouquet for Also-Rans

"I'd like nothing better than to stay in this race and compete in all the caucuses, compete in every single primary and win the nomination of my party. But over the past few weeks it has become clear that in 1984 none of these things are likely to happen."

—Senator John Glenn, withdrawing from the race

Off they drop, one by one, like logrollers dancing frantically to keep their worlds afloat and themselves vertical. But no. There goes the equilibrium, the legs can't hack it. Splash. From the cold white suds, a big brave smile.

Nice try, fellas. Three cheers for Candidates Glenn,...

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