...is apparently the 2008 elections. George W. Bush isn't even a lame duck yet and already people are coming out of the woodwork to say whether they will or won't be running for President in 2008. This is the political equivalent of selling Christmas decorations at Easter. (But, if it's good enough for Target...)
I'm not thrilled by all the "Who will run in 2008?" talk because it's still too early to tell. In an occupation where two weeks is a political lifetime, two years might as well be two millenia. Anything could happen between now and 2008. John McCain could have his own "Dean Scream" moment. Barak Obama might prove himself to be more than an empty suit with an unfortunate-sounding name. And Ralph Nader might come out of nowhere and win it all. (Okay, some possibilities are more unlikely than others, but it could happen.)
In the meantime, let's consider something else: not talking about 2008 before it's even late 2007. Besides, we have plenty of other important topics to discuss. The war in Iraq. President I'madinnerjacket in Iran. Whether TomKat will stay married longer than it takes for Britney Spears and K-Fed to get a divorce.
So, with all due respect to the political junkies out there jonesing for a good 2008 Presidential candidate chat, KNOCK IT OFF!