It took an eternity of speculation for John Hickenlooper to finally decide to run for president.

His campaign seemed to trip going in the door, entangled with speculation throughout that a mistake had been made, and further speculation as to when Hick would drop out.

The consolation prize for coming in last place in a field of nearly two dozen almost from the get-go? 

Colorado’s Senate seat.

Please send our regrets to the Democratic Party Machine in Washington, D.C.

Because if Hick can’t hold his own on a stage filled with Senators debating policies of great impertinence to our nation, he’s entirely unsuitable for the job of being a Senator among them.

The New York Times reminds us of this pesky fact in reporting Tuesday Hick may abandon the campaign because he’s “mired in polls” — at a number so low, he’s been bumped from the Real Clear Politics ranking.

Mr. Hickenlooper has pooh-poohed his interest in running for the Senate. In February he told reporters in Iowa that he is “not cut out to be a senator.”

The New York Times report is mega significant, because U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is a top editor there, and guess who got the inside scoop on a private car conversation between the two Coloradans discussing Hick’s exit?

With that in mind, we’re going to go ahead and call Hick’s exit from the race.

What remains to be seen, is how Hick will be welcomed back home after showing his complete incompetence on the national stage, low these few months, and whether he can catch fire with voters in an equally crowded field of Democrats up and running with heavy war chests for the Senate nomination.