From today's New York Times:
Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said
that either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack
Obama needs to drop out of
the presidential race in June in order for Democrats to win the White
House in November.
“We really can’t have a divided convention. If we do it’s going to
be very hard to heal the party afterwards,” Mr. Dean said during an
interview with Barbara Walters Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Dean didn’t say which candidate should drop out, only that it should
happen after the voters had their say in the primaries, which end June
Of course, the news people have been blathering on like this too for months, as if the absolute worst thing on earth would be a convention in which something happens for a change.
Frankly, is there anyone — except true political wonks — who actually watches either convention?
Can you say — boring?
Lke the Oscars, only without the celebrities, or the scripted humor.
And don't forget, the brilliant party leaders who are telling us all to get it all settled now, tidily behind doors, and out of public view, are the same brilliant people who decided to punish the Michigan and Florida parties by disenfranchising the voters of those states.
And now they want the big decision, the political sausage-making, to go happen off-stage, with no one watching.
Just how far up their butts do these guys keep their heads anyway?