Just yesterday, conservative blogger Erick Erickson was uncovering the shocking fact that rich white men run the Republican Party. Today, he's announced that the run against Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss that he's been publicly flirting with is a no-go. And he could've totally won, you guys, because he's a real Republican, unlike that RINO Chambliss, but he just doesn't want to win:

“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” the well-known conservative blogger wrote on RedState. “It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut in pay and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.”

Uh-huh. Because it always works out well when a conservative sideline-sitter is forced to live up to his words. But he totally could've won! But he's worried about his faaaaaaamily. Also, I bet Erickson's old relationship with his totally hot girlfriend in Canada would have become an issue during the race, too, and that would've been a real distraction. ("Shut up, guys! She totally exists! We have long conversations about Ayn Rand and then we totally do it. She's just never around when you're around, is all. I know it's weird, but if you want me to prove it, I have a picture of her in my wallet...hey, who stole the picture of Shanessa that I always keep in my wallet?") Oh, well. I guess we'll just have to enjoy Erickson's in-depth, journalistic reports on how much the puppeteers behind the Republican Party love money instead.