Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A wink from Harry

Harry Reid, when asked if there will be a Democratic meltdown at a brokered convention:
Reid: No, it will be done. I had a conversation with Governor Dean (Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean) today. Things are being done.
There's some irony in his clandestine answer. If one were prone to be flippant, one might say terrorist surveillance programs and other such national security program deserve ample sunshine via leaks to the press but smoky backroom dealings to decide the Democratic nominee do not.

So, what's he talking about? Have anything to do with Clinton's vow to go the distance despite Obama not being asked the same question? Or perhaps they've seen the latest Rasmussen poll and are in negotiations with Gore (his campaign sticker might be "Gore through the back door). Or maybe Reid is just so ticked off at Limbaugh for "operation chaos" that he wants people to believe they're doing something when in reality, the party's in a flat spin at 3000 feet? Surely it will leak soon enough--the press will demand it for the sanctity of liberty and democracy. Right?

MORE 3/26/08

Maybe Reid is talking about the Governor Phil Option:
Bredesen is doing something about his concerns. He was in Washington this week to promote his idea for holding a “superdelegate primary” in June, in which the 795 party bigwigs would gather to hear one last time from Clinton and Obama before casting a final vote.

Rather than allow the horse-trading and bloodletting go on all summer, he’d get it over with during a two-day business meeting in a neutral, easily reached city like Dallas
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Unbelievable.

Via Political Yen/Yang

2 comments:

LASunsett said...

//Bredesen is doing something about his concerns. He was in Washington this week to promote his idea for holding a “superdelegate primary” in June, in which the 795 party bigwigs would gather to hear one last time from Clinton and Obama before casting a final vote.//

If the Dems keep trying to change the rules mid-season, eventually, someone undoubtedly will mistake them for NASCAR.

A.C. McCloud said...

Well if it's the new NASCAR maybe they'll decide to draft someone.