Tom DeLay once joked at a DC dinner I attended that the only conservative he saw preparing to run for president was Hillary Clinton. He unveiled a bunch of political signs that said “Hillary and the Hammer in 2008.” So, we should all watch out.
DeLay should never be underestimated, even after some time in political exile — which he may be entering.
DeLay has just announced that he is withdrawing from his race to return to Congress in the next session.
I think that all arenas of public policy will improve, somewhat, with DeLay’s departure from Congress.
On the other hand, the Dems lose a very good foil to run against in their 2006 campaigns.
Watch for more DeLay legal news in coming days, but this is the whopper outcome no matter what happens ahead.
— Steve Clemons