OK, so I was bored and decided to create the odds for the 2008 presidential race. Yeah, I know, not all of these people have declared their candicacy and there’s the omnipresent possibility that a Draft Howard Stern movement will gain momentum. On the other hand, I thought I would throw these people’s names up in the air and see where they landed. Consider this the opinion of one Turkey, and feel free to disagree with any of my implications.
|Wins easily unless pulls up lame (no pun intended).
|Early speed; doubtful if can go the distance.
|Did well as stable entry in 2004.
|Should be running at Hollywood Park.
|A legend in his own mind.
|Not enough leg to gain ground on the lead mare.
|Neighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Needs to be reined in.
|Can bother lead runners.
|Too long in the tooth. Too bad.
|Spanish stallion might surprise with Hispanic vote on his side.
|No chance for nomination, but would offer comic relief in dull debates.
|Early front-runner.Can rabbit Rudy persevere?
|Can hold his own in this company.
|Has spent years trying to break into this circuit but always gives ground.
|Will missteps hurt his chances?
|Recognizable name and face. Sam Waterston for VP?
|Big and tough. Might surprise.
|Former governor and minor cabinet member always has a shot.
|A former Arkansas governor for president? Are you kidding?
|Could split from pack.
|Favorite of old-line railbirds.
|Will peter out early.
|Fair Tax man has lots of money, but no legs.
|Anti-illegal immigration activist can’t run with this crowd.
|Would run well on Libertarian track. Not in this company.
|Republican answer to Al Sharpton. Also ran.
|If this horse’s ass wins this race, I’ll kiss that ass in Macy’s window.