Thursday, September 11, 2003
Democracy is a Dish Best Served . . . Period
To: The DNC
From: A concerned voter
I've been reading a lot, and seeing newstories on T.V., about your displeasure with Howard Dean's apparent lead amongst the (potential and real) candidates for the Democratic nomination. About how he can't beat Bush. About how he's too far left and his ideas are out of sync with the more mainstream ideals of the party. About how he's a loose cannon, a renegade.
Well, maybe you've been reading, too. Have you seen Rob's site? Or this post over at Greg's?
It seems that there are several people out there tired of your meddling. Tired of candidates that don't stand for anything (which you seem interested in propping up). Are you trying to rig the nomination? Well, I'm here to tell you that it's not going to work. At least not with me.
Look, fellas, I want the incompetent boob out of the White House as much as you do, but you're going about it the wrong way. See, you wait until after the primaries and then support the winner in the general election. Pretty simple, eh?
So, let me put it to you like this: First of all, if Gephardt or Lieberman wins the nomination, I likely won't vote Democrat. Hell, I might not vote at all. And I'm starting to have my doubts about Kerry, too.
If you continue doing what you're doing, you're only going to alienate more voters and encourage them to support third-party candidates. Your actions only serve to strengthen the argument that there is really only one party: the Democans, or the Republicrats . . . not two sides of the same coin, just the same coin.
Are ya gettin' me?
Yeah, I didn't think so.