McAwful Watch

In today’s McAwful Watch, we get a study in unintended consequences from John Fund:

Democrats find themselves in this fix–either nominating an unelectable candidate or alienating his core supporters–in large part because they endorsed a quick rush to judgment through an early and hurried primary schedule.

There’s no way to be sure that a more leisurely and conventional primary process would have produced a different or more thoughtful result. But it’s safe to say that those who thought a lightning-fast selection of a Democratic nominee would leave their party better positioned against President Bush are having to relearn the law of unintended consequences. One has to ask, who’s the real political blunderer: Mr. Dean, who has brilliantly used the party’s new rules to his advantage, or the party leaders who made it all possible?