Category Archives: DNC
As for the Big O’s acceptance speech, according to the NYT, he studied the acceptance speeches of Bill Clinton, Ronnie Reagan and of course JFK. The moving of the venue will cost someone or some group roughly Six Million. From the NYT writeup:
When a close circle of his top advisers presented Mr. Obama with $6 million plans to move his acceptance speech to the football stadium in early July, the candidate asked one question, said Anita Dunn, a senior strategist: “Will it rain?” The campaign produced a raft of meteorological data showing it had rained on Aug. 28 only once in 20 years. (Aides were alarmed, however, to arrive in Denver on Sunday to news of a nearby tornado. The weather reporters were predicting clear skies for Thursday night’s address.)
Six million would pay a lot of bills for folks hit hard by the outrageous price of gas in my humble, yet vocal opinion. It would help thousands of homeless veterans get their lives back on track too.
But the pomp and circumstance of the event is important to the Democratic leaders I guess..
On a side note, I am out of town and have had limited access to a computer…that will all change tomorrow thank Buddha. 😉
“the Democrats are throwing the election away, for what, an inadequate black male? Who would not have been running if it had not been a white woman that was running for president.”
Harriet Christian is the woman’s name in the video. What. A. Fucking. Wingnut. And she purports to be on our side my dear reader.
H/T to SteveO at Bring it On! for finding this…I was wondering if anyone captured this wingnut on film as I heard her incessant screaming yesterday as I watched the Rules Committee’s ‘meeting’.
Howard Dean, head cheese for the DNC was interviewed by CNN last night. The question of the delegates from FL and MI came up. Dean seemed amenable to seating them. This of course would benefit Billary, who I believe is the anointed one by the Party Faithful. Craig Crawford’s column over at CQ Politics on this subject is pretty good:
If neither Clinton nor Barack Obama makes it to the convention in Denver this summer with a nominating majority, the battle for Florida’s 210 delegates and Michigan’s 157 votes could be decisive. Both of those primaries were won by Clinton, although the candidates didn’t campaign in either state and Obama took his name off the Michigan ballot.
As Dean said, a convention credentials comprised of Democratic officials elected from around the country will settle the matter. The Clinton camp is on the record, naturally, for restoring the Florida and Michigan delegations in proportion to the vote in those primaries.
This is bullshit. Like the Super Delegates, this is a way to control who becomes the Democratic nominee. It removes the power from the people and puts it squarely in the hands of the idiots that run the DNC, DCCC and of course..the DLC. In a move that will remind of us Chicago’s heyday, it will be backroom brawling that decides who gets the nod. Again from Crawford’s column:
Outside the backrooms, the Clinton campaign will surely mount a vigorous public relations drive aimed at turning the debate into a question of “voting rights” and “civil rights,” hoping to put Obama in the position of seeming to oppose such civil liberties. And the Clinton team will argue that Democrats simply cannot afford to deny entry to two of the nation’s biggest swing states in the general election.
One resolution that would avoid such a battle would be for the two states to begin anew and hold party caucuses in the spring. But the Clinton campaign has labored to rally state officials in Florida and Michigan to avoid such a move. That is a major reason why Clinton traveled to Florida on the night of her Jan. 29 primary victory – to fully establish herself as the sole champion for the state’s convention voting rights.
The only fair way to settle this would be to hold new caucus’s. Five will get ya ten that doesn’t happen. Anyone want to take this bet?
I didn’t think so..