Light blogging for the rest of the day. Being a transactional attorney means I have lots of clients who are waking up today realizing that they have things needing resolution before the end of the year for tax purposes.
In the meantime, read this:
“If we had strong leadership in the Democratic Party, they would be calling those other candidates and saying, `Hey look, somebody’s going to have to win here,’ ” Dr. Dean, the former governor of Vermont, told reporters trailing him as he campaigned through central Iowa. Referring to one of Mr. McAuliffe’s predecessors, he added, “If Ron Brown were the chairman, this wouldn’t be happening.”
Dr. Dean also implied that many of his supporters, particularly young people, might stay home in November if another Democrat’s name ends up on the ballot.
“I don’t know where they’re going to go, but they’re certainly not going to vote for a conventional Washington politician,” he said.
Though Dr. Dean has repeatedly said he would back whichever Democrat wins the nomination, he said Sunday that support was “not transferable anymore” and that endorsements, including his own, “don’t guarantee anything.”
“Right now those guys think we’re the front-runner, so they’re saying all this stuff, `He can’t win’,” Dr. Dean said. “How are they going to win?
I think it is very telling he used the name of Ron Brown. He realizes he needs black voters and he’s taking another shot at the Clintons — one for McAwful and another over Ron Brown, who, if memory serves, left the DNC to be Clinton’s Commerce Secretary. He died in a plane crash in Yugoslavia. Yeah, him. Remember Clinton leaving his funeral laughing until he saw cameras, then started the tears.