Bob Graham’ diary for 2 October 2003:
8 am: Breakfast
12 pm: Lunch
5 pm: Dinner
6 pm: Acknowledge that there is no chance in hell I will ever be President.
Democrat Bob Graham (search) will hold a news conference Friday to announce that he will be dropping out of the presidential race, Fox News has learned.
Graham’s campaign only has about $1 million cash on hand, causing a dire financial situation and the spokesman for Graham’s campaign resigned Thursday as his staff considered how to save his lagging candidacy.
Jamal Simmons told Graham and his wife, Adele, that he was leaving as the candidate prepared to meet with his advisers at his Miami Lakes, Fla., headquarters to discuss the campaign’s future.
As he left the meeting, Graham said his advisers presented alternatives for the campaign but no decision had been made.
“We’ll make a decision shortly,” said Graham, Florida’s senior senator.
After the meeting, an official close to Graham said he was letting go of several staff members, some of them senior aides — but did not say that Graham was withdrawing from the race.
I used to respect Graham before he entered this race.
*** Update ***
As noted in the comments section by Gary Farber, this Fox News announcement was premature. I stand by the accuracy that Graham will dorp out of the race and never be President- I was just a bit early.