I was thinking about the presidential primary races this morning on the way to work. It seems like this race is completely wide open on both the Republican side and the Democrat side. It is truly anybody's game at this point. Why is that?
Well, it occurred to me that there is no incumbent President or Vice President in the race. That didn't seem too unusual at first until I got to thinking back through the elections. In 2004 there was obviously the incumbent George W. Bush; 2000 - Al Gore (VP); 1996 - Bill Clinton (Pres); 1992 - George Bush; etc. I couldn't think of the last time there was not an incumbent President or Vice President running for President.
So when was it? Does anybody know? I'll post the answer in a few days.