Howard Dean: "Forget What I Said About Smoke-Filled Back Rooms"
Think back to 2000, when the media drank the Bush Compassionate Conservative Kool-Aid and passed the cup to the American people as a deliciously different, refreshing beverage.
Fast forward to 2004, when Howard Dean was hailed as the new & improved version of that beverage... But wasn't prepared to face the traditional boots-on-the-ground campaign of John Kerry. Dean imploded the night of the Iowa caucus, yet the media got the blame much later for looping that scream.
Which brings us to today...
Howard Dean, who's supposed to be the chair of the entire party, has bent over backwards to secure the nomination for this year's "refreshingly different" candidate. Every Democrat knows that we must win at least 3 out of the core 4: Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania... in order to rack up enough electoral votes on Nov. 4th.
No one with half a brain believes that Michigan and Florida delegates won't be seated.
So what does Howard Dean do? He resists seating Michigan and Florida Dem delegates as long as possible, hoping that Obama will pull ahead of Clinton at some point, and the majority of Dems nationally will accept that Obama is the preferred candidate to run against John McCain.
At which time, Dean will declare that MI and FL delegates will be seated... for the "good" of the party.
You know it, and I know it. So don't pretend to be shocked when it happens.
Howard Dean is the party chair of some of the Dems, not all of the Dems. Just like he was the prez candidate of some of the voters, not all of the voters in 2004.
Howard Dean has stated plainly that he hates old-time political party, smoke-filled back room deals. So what's his new & improved plan?
To have the superdelegates express their preferences by July 1st, which would mean... you guessed it: a lot of back-room (but maybe smoke-free) wheeling and dealing.
It's all about you, isn't it, Howard?
Stop being a baby and do the right thing, even if it means you can't game the system.
You're a coward, Howard.
And everyone knows that. If you weren't, you'd do the right thing, damn it, and seat those delegates as they stand today.
Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.