You Do Really Have to Want to Be President


O'Malley w Lone Voter at 'Rally'

At least partly because of the bad weather, only one Iowa voter showed up at an event for the O’Malley campaign.

Here is the description below the photo distributed by CNN’s Politics newsletter:

“Martin’s only man: Opposite the former governor is ‘Kenneth,’ as he was identified in a tweet by reporter Sarah Beckman, who also served as the photographer. The bearded (and uncommitted) Iowan braved a nasty winter storm for his sit-down with O’Malley, who made his case but left without securing Kenneth’s vote. The “who” clause at the end seems to me to be like kicking a guy not just when he’s down but when he’s already been kicked a few times.

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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