Monday, June 02, 2008
We F----d Up
DNC and Donna Brazille were too cute by half; and it's very likely their machinations will cost the party the White House.
It's ironic that the most front-loaded primary schedule in party history has stretched into June without a clear winner. It's ironic that states that scrambled to vote on Feb. 5 missed out on the attention now being showered on their more-patient neighbors. (Who would have thought Barack Obama would spend nearly as much time campaigning in South Dakota as in California?)
It's ironic that the only two states to defy the national party's calendar restrictions now appear to get only half a voice each at the Democratic National Convention.
Inauspiciously, Barack has decided to once again coronate himself winner. This week, it's in St. Paul, Minn-- the very place where Walter Mondale conceded defeat in one the largest landslide in the history of the United States against Ronald Reagan.
The late date allows [Democratis] to avoid competing with the Beijing Olympics for television time. It also was supposed to avoid a pitfall of 2004: locking the party nominee into general-election public financing earlier than the Republican nominee. Essentially, it was supposed to allow the Democratic candidate to spend more money closer to November.
Yes, we can. Yes, we will. Lose that is.
I'll tell you one thing, however. With Clinton, there's absolutely no guarantee of winning either, my friend.
For any campaign to make the argument that only they can win as the Democratic nominee is silly, false, and destructive to the party.
This is such a shame. HELLO!!! ARE YOU ASKING FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF THIS!!!?????
IMHO, it will take supporters of both candidates to make that happen by keeping focused on what is at stake and ignoring the more aggressive speech coming from the extremists on both sides.