Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Read my words, hear my words, let it sink in people!

I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this before but it’s important enough, I think, to mention it again… and again, and again, and again… until it sinks into everyone’s head.

You know by now that DNC Chairman Howard Dean (as I mentioned yesterday and earlier today) is desperately trying to get the nominee in place by the end of the primary season on June 4th because he wants to avoid a floor fight at the convention… which is the smart thing to do.If the Democratic Party appears fractured or disjointed in August, we’re also going to look weak.

And if that happens, you can kiss the White House goodbye and welcome four more years of Bush-style governing… meaning the further shredding of the Constitution, more economic falls, a lower standing in the world, and more American deaths in Iraq.We (and by ‘we’ I mean Liberals and Democrats) [Co-editors note- Yes folks there is a difference! - Sorry to interrupt, Scott] still have a better than average chance of winning the White House this November… but, as Mr. Dean says, we need to make the decision sooner rather than later.

And not only would having the nominating process drag out to the convention be detrimental to the party, the fractured-ness of the two campaigns and supporters will as well.

As I’ve said many times (and will continue to say until it gets through) we need to show a united front to the republicans, and the country, in November.

What that means is this:

If Clinton wins, regardless of whom you support now; vote for her.

If Obama wins, regardless of whom you support now; vote for him.

This is the one and only way we can avoid 4 more years of a Bush-style presidency; supporters of the other candidate NEED TO AND HAVE TO vote for the Democrat nominee, regardless of who it is.

Consider this; for all their lofty talk about already having a presumptive nominee, the republicans are still vulnerable. Remember that, in spite of his ‘presumptive nominee’ status, there are still quite a few republicans out there that aren’t entirely sold on Sen. McCain, and to back that up I (again) point to the 25% of republican Pennsylvanians that voted last week for Mike Huckabee (who officially dropped out weeks ago) and Ron Paul… and not McCain.

No one knows if that would carry over to November (regardless of what some pundits may say), but it does show splintering in the gop… something the Democrats need to take advantage of and use to their benefit.

1 comment:

Blueheart2 said...

I think that Dean, as the head of the party, needs to speak more forcefully and clearly to both candidates, AND the delegates.

Make a decision NOW about Michigan & Florida and actually DO what the committee thinks is right.

Stop fooling around & acting like just a commentator, Dean.