Is the Democratic Party fit to govern? I rest my case.
And what can one say about Howard Dean? Nice guy? Good doctor? Inspiring footnote?
Whatever Homeric epithets one might apply, “good DNC chairman” isn’t among them. If the Democratic Party were a corporation and he were the CEO, he’d be out on his ass, and the shareholders would be screaming for a new Board.
For the past several months – ever since Super Tuesday, at least – Chairman Dean has had just one crucial thing to accomplish. It has been obvious to everybody that what was needed was to fix the mess he allowed Donna Brazile to bully him into vis a vis
Instead, we got the Keystone Kops. It was painfully obvious to
So what did he accomplish? Disenfranchising millions of voters -- check. Putting the Democrats on the same moral plane with the GOP on that score - check. Letting the family's dirty laundry flap around in the breeze for the whole town to see -- check. Renting out a theater on Broadway, papering the house and staging... Waiting for Guffman. Check.
Anglachel captures the state of play: "A committee of people, behind closed doors and under pressure from a specific candidate to shore up his crumbling support, has functionally declared Michigan's votes null and void and has reallocated the delegates to suit themsleves. The will of the people was considered advisory, not definitive, and the will of the committee was substituted."