How it's done
Comment over at Matt's place:
1) If ANY attempt is made to give Hillary the nomination using the Michigan or Florida issue, then the Democratic leaders can kiss millions of Obama supporters goodbye -- and they can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye.
2) For Hillary to even be trying to exploit Florida or Michigan at this moment shows that she is so fundamentally DISHONEST -- and so indifferent to the Democratic Party -- that she does not deserve to be dogcatcher in Little Rock, much less President of the USA.
3) Democratic leaders had better not even think of pandering to her -- and to Florida and Michigan state leaders -- at this point.
Posted by Don Williams | May 7, 2008 7:42 PM
Our problem has been that we actually did care about the Democratic Party, as well as our candidate.
This poster has no such compunction, and in the mass, such posters are able to instill fear and inflict pain and achieve success.
Now that Donna Brazile has clarified our position to us, however, our degrees of freedom are increased!
Or seem to. The Democrat Party's internal workings sometimes seem so opaque that you can't tell the kabuki players without a scorecard ....
Let’s get one thing straight. We all have choices in our lives. I have a vote. I could give it to McCain, Obama, the write in candidate of my choice or no one at all. If that concept pains Obama supporters and causes them distress, consider this: Obama has choices too. He could continue to cater to an ever shrinking pseudo-Democratic coalition running a Republican lite version of High Broderism and deliberately alienate half of his party or he could actually make an effort to stop pissing us off. He wants something I have. It is incumbent on HIM to gracefully kiss my ass to get it.
VP? Not enough. Try VP and the health care brief.
VP and the health care brief? Not enough.
VP, health care brief, and the short list of Supreme Court Nominations? Not enough.
Or we could say, "Please, sir! May I some more?"