On March 27, 2015, I was advised that I was being dropped as a columnist with Creators Syndicate for allegedly describing myself as a candidate for President of the United States. This was also reported in other media outlets.
First, I have enjoyed my time writing this column and thank all of the readers that have given me feedback. While my words may not have been precise, be assured I have not declared my candidacy for president in any shape or form.
I have been, and am still, exploring a candidacy as a possibility. In an effort to be straightforward I did not follow each time the political protocol of qualifying my language with appropriate adjectives and caveats. This is a hazard of political life that I am still getting used to.
I am not a candidate. My column repeatedly said I was exploring the possibility of such a monumental action, and for now I will leave it at that.