And less than 12 hours after Carol Moseley Braun impresses me, she drops out of the race. Granted, it was only a 5 minute interview I saw, but she was very articulate and didn’t seem to be pandering to voter blocs. Then again, she probably knew she was history in a few hours so maybe she had nothing to lose.

Besides, she made two off-hand references to classic Sci-Fi in the course of conversation. She used the phrases “Live Long and Prosper” from Star Trek, as well “Fear is the Mind Killer” from Dune. They were clearly casual everyday sorts of references for her, and she didn’t cite the source – she just used the phrases. I’ll admit, she doesn’t look the type, but I’m thinking she should have revealed sooner that she was a Sci-Fi Geek.

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