Are you glad to see Hillary gone or sorry that we don't have her to kick around anymore?
Now that Hillary Clinton has ended her bid for the presidency, political journalists are suddenly deprived of one of their favorite stories: When is she going to drop out?
A study shows the only campaign topics that got more attention the past two months were Barack Obama's talkative former minister, the Pennsylvania primary and the fallout from President Bush's remarks about appeasement while in Israel.
More time was spent talking about when Clinton might call it quits than about how the candidates might deal with the war in Iraq, the high price of gasoline, home foreclosures or the sputtering economy. Or about anything that presumptive Republican nominee John McCain said or did during April and May, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism's analysis of political coverage in newspapers, on Internet sites and on television news.
As a journalist, I'm sorry to see the epic battle end. Will the liberal win, or will the liberal? Hey, looks the liberal won. But as a voter, I'm glad we can now concentrate on a head-to-head clash of ideas, philosophies and character issues. Poor Evan Bayh isn't ready to move on yet, though:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would be an outstanding running mate for the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, according to Indiana's No. 1 Clinton supporter, Sen. Evan Bayh.
Indiana's junior senator, who worked hard for Clinton's unsuccessful presidential bid and has been among the many names listed as possible running mates for Obama, was asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday whether Obama should pick the senator from New York.
That's a decision for him to make," Bayh said. "I think trying to pressure him is inappropriate. If that's what he wants, I'm all for it. I think she'd be outstanding."
My predictions are frequently unreliable, but I think Bayh has a better shot at the vice preisdential nod than Clinton does.