Conventional wisdom

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?



Read and post comments |
Send to a friend


2 responses to this post.

  1. the whole thing is a mess………*sigh*


  2. We used the watch the conventions because they were interesting. Sort of like we used to watch the PBS pledge drives and auctions.
    Now they're just tiresome drivel.
    And now that the DNC is coming to Denver, I'm just hoping the moronic protesters don't burn the city down before they leave.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: