Friday, April 18, 2008

Howard Dean Panicking In The Cockpit

If there's ever been a better illustration in recent history about the cost/effect ratios of faux populism, I can't think of one. Democratic National Committee chairman, Howard Dean, is demanding that the "Superdelegates" make their decision now--in order to keep from losing another three months to John McCain.

“We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time,” the Democratic National Committee Chairman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We’ve got to know who our nominee is.”

Fair enough. But for a party who's spent the last eight years contesting the legitimacy of the Bush Presidency on Floridian margins to demand that the rest of the state primaries are ignored outright? Pure poetry of incompetence. Way to advocate for the Vox Populi, too.

The reasons for these problems? Endless tinkering with the DNC's own bi-laws, by the DNC cognoscenti. Although the technical term here would be Progressives. The GOP, despite its mind-numbing and completely frustrating penchant for wearing the patch over the good eye, at least landed on a nominee--the one who got the most votes--a labyrinthine, square-peg/square hole puzzle to the party that created the "superdelegate," the very hallmark of distrust in the very votes for which they campaign.


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