Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor today, telling the Tribune that a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult times.
I don’t believe a word of it.
Something happened. Somebody delivered The Word to Daley. What that Word might have been, or who delivered it, I have no idea.
But his withdrawal statement can’t be true. Not unless he’s the first politician in history to withdraw from politics because he wasn’t up to the job.