You don't have to read between the lines of this Celia Cohen puff piece
to see that Castle is ready to throw in the towel: Castle acknowledged he has thought about when it would be time to call it a political career. "I think your health and your energy are a factor. If I got reports that there was substantial damage, I probably wouldn't run again," he said.
A stroke is a life-changing event. It had Castle saying to the press on a Saturday morning, "I'm happy to be talking to you."The Bottom Line:
Castle nearly died. Throwing your whole public service career away in a few short years of bending over for George Bush has clearly decimated him. He has been a shell of his former self this whole campaign. But I guess you can't dance with the devil and not have it take a toll. I, for one, hope he pulls the plug sooner rather than later.