Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hmmm ...

Something just occurred to me ... Could that unnamed DNC official in the previous post be Howard Dean?

Dean has made no secret of his unhappiness with the way this nomination process has dragged out. When asked about the possibility of a brokered convention, here's what he told a group at Columbia University in New York on Feb. 28, according to Politico's Ben Smith:

"First, we let the voters have their say. Then the superdelegates have their say. If that doesn't work, the three of us will sit down and work something out," the DNC chairman said. "We can't go to Denver divided."
Obviously, Dean wants this thing finished -- like, yesterday. Obviously, he has no intention of hosting a convention floor fight. So it certainly behooves him to put pressure on Clinton to get out.

And even if it wasn't Dean (let's remember that the overarching principle guiding all of politics, after all, is plausible deniability), one has to wonder whether any DNC official would step out this way if doing so wasn't at least softly sanctioned by the boss man.

In other words, one has to wonder whether any DNC official would step out this way if the boss man hadn't already said ...


Sorry. Couldn't help it. :)

(Bonus: Click here for a link where you can hear the audio of The Scream. It's just plain funny. And, incidentally, it's part of a BBC slideshow called, "When a campaign dies." Coincidence?)