DNC = Dean Not Competent (continued)

Now, I’m sure no one has forgotten this:

But hey, anyone can have an off moment, right? I mean City of Brookfield Mayor Jeff Speaker cried at his only mayoral debate, but that didn’t work against him. Howard Dean, however, left his jubilant moment behind to become chair of the Democratic National Committee.

You know, the same committee that’s bungled the Democrats attempt at a primary? Florida and Michigan chose to hold primaries earlier than those sanctioned by the committee. Now those votes don’t count. Senator Barack Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan because the committee said early on that it wouldn’t matter.

Now it matters.

Yesterday Senator Hillary Clinton spent the day telling supporters that she holds the lead in the popular votes if you count all those who have voted for a Democratic nominee. She’s absolutely right. And since the race for the Dems is so close, her argument could well sway those Super Delegates that hold the key to a nomination down the road. After all, does the Democratic National Committee, keeper of all those disenfranchised voters, want to disenfranchise two whole swing states – states that could as easily land for Republicans than Democrats in November?

The whole mess is a bungle of major proportion. It’s fine that the Democrats have two strong candidates that want to lead the nation. It’s par for the Dean legacy that instead of the perfect storm for the Democratic party, he’s created a year of fog.

Comments

  1. how bad did you cry when Speaker trounced you?

  2. Couple of days worth, I’ll admit. It wasn’t losing; it was losing to a horrible lie after I’d beaten him in the primary.

    He still cries a lot from what I’m told. Something about the wreck he had before he was elected.

  3. Dean didn’t do this. It was state legislators (Democrats AND Republicans) who moved up the primaries fully knowing the consequences beforehand. Michigan will not swing to red, and Florida will not swing blue. That’s ok because we have opportunities to pick up Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, New Mexico.

    Nevada is squarely Dem this time. Cindy, you make a good point that this is a boondoggle but Dean is not at fault. He’s doing his job. FL and MI didn’t do theirs.

  4. Clinton spent the day telling supporters that she holds the lead in the popular votes if you count all those who have voted for a Democratic nominee.
    … and so long as you ignore all those caucusers and everyone in Michigan who picked “Uncommitted” because Obama wasn’t on the ballot.

    And in the end, voters don’t pick the nominee–delegates do. Voters pick many, but not all, of the delegates. Clinton knew those rules when she started. Funny how she’s forgotten them now.

  5. smt is a snide little weasel and one of the brainless twits that voted for Speaker the sneaker!