Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Give Me That Old Time Convention... It's Good Enough For Me!

It was good for Dean and Kennedy.
It was good for Franklin Roosevelt.
It was good for Woodrow Wilson.
And it's good enough for me.

Dr. Dean went to the 2004 DNC convention with 167.5 pledged delegates.

And his name was on the first ballot.

Ted Kennedy was 1000 delegates behind Jimmy Carter in 1980.

And Kennedy's name was on the first ballot at the convention.

Hillary Clinton has 1640 pledged delegates today.

But Howard Dean says her name will not be on the first ballot at this year's convention because... Are you ready?... it would "discourage party unity."

FYI, Dr. Dean: Franklin Delano Roosevelt wasn't even nominated until the fourth ballot in 1932. As for Woodrow Wilson...

Democrat Woodrow Wilson was nominated on the 46th ballot of a contentious convention, thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan. He defeated both Taft and Roosevelt in the general election, winning a huge majority in the Electoral College despite only winning 42% of the popular vote, and initiating the only period between 1892 and 1932 when a Democrat was elected President.

History called and left this message: You're an asshat, Dr. Dean!

But I digress.

Back to the present...

Not placing Clinton's name on the first ballot at the convention defies history, Dr. Dean. The winner of the most primary popular votes ever (extrapolating caucus victories is BS, and you know it) won't be honored at the national convention? Come on!

The candidate, who started her career at the Watergate hearings legal table and survived 15+ years of baseless GOP slime attacks against her husband and herself, won't be honored by those who owe their very party positions to her fundraising and networking efforts?

I just have to ask, Dr. Dean...

What is it, exactly, about the penis that makes it superior... and oh, so first-ballot worthy this year?

I'd really like to know.

And if you claim that this idiocy has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Clinton is a woman, then the question becomes...

What, exactly, are you afraid will happen on the first ballot, Dr. Dean, if Clinton's name is on it?

Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:

Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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