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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Vilsack is in
Tom Vilsack became the first Democrat to officially announce his candidacy today (Biden, Daschle, and Richardson have more or less declared, but not officially).

You can read his announcement speech here. It's fine... nothing too exciting.

Vilsack is a long shot. He faces serious challenges in name recognition and financing against the likes of Clinton, Obama, Gore and Edwards. He's even less well known than the other 2nd tier candidates. So his only real chance is to do something creative online and carve out a different message that happens to strike a chord (anyone having a 2004 tingle?).

I'm upping him to 18:1 from 20:1, since he's confirmed. But he's really running for VP, most likely.
posted by CB @ 2:01 PM  
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