Here’s your chance to listen in on bloggers discussing the Democratic primary race.
I don’t understand the “electability” issue. Why do they think Dean was less electable than any of their other choices? So far, if you ignore his career, Edwards is their only electable candidate. And I think that’s just because I don’t know anything about him.
When I look at Kerry, I don’t know that Dean wasn’t actually a better potential candidate.
Observation: The democrates do not have substance and are knocking off candidates as they find marketing problems.
Why didn’t they look at electability before the caucus? Maybe they don’t want to get elected this year (not necessarily a bad strategy. Back in 2000 I was suprised they tried to force Gore into office. I saw there weren’t jobs. I knew the financial markets and economy were about to go to shit. I figured they’d want a republican in office). Maybe they’re building networks and a campaign base for future elections. But are they overdoing it, would it make more sense to focus on congress and mostly ignore the presidential election. (Maybe they did see that the party was better of not in office in ’00, but are pissed the strategy didn’t payoff as expected.)
Why don’t they realize what is good about the Bush administration, and focus on creating checks for his less popular policies(marriage protection, stemcell research ban, etc.)?
Why don’t any of them seem to be able to listen to the nonpartisans? They tell us that reducing deficits will only benefit the economy if its done by cutting spending. Why can’t they look back and start slashing and outdated and ineffective spending?
Why can’t they look at the war(s) ojectively? Instead of calling intelligence a failure and placing blame, aproach the problem by asking how can we improve this? How can we apply what we learned to other situations? Why don’t they realize that while we were pretty sure about the WMD, it was never certain and that other aspects of the situation made going in acceptable? (Really, it just didn’t make sense not to do it.)