Showing posts with label Howard Dean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Howard Dean. Show all posts

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Team Clinton's Response To Today's RBC Meeting?

Read Ambinder's great tick-tock of today's RBC meeting.

Then read what The Page has collected on the Obama/Clinton/Dean clusterf*ck (refresh often).

And then ask yourself, are we going to Denver?

Or, to put it another way, is Team Clinton getting ready to rock this:

Could be.

It very well could be.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

2013 & Howard Dean's Pushback

Nicely done.

We would also note that Howard Dean responded to Johnny Mac's 2013 message by saying in a DNC email (this is a real quote): " McCain's vision of 2013? It's even worse than Bush's 2009."


It seems Dean is no longer comfortable saying McCain would be a "3rd Bush term". Now Dean is saying McCain would be worse than a 3rd Bush term.

But we know Dr. Dean. Sometimes he gets a little overexcited:

Friday, April 25, 2008

Dick Cheney's Timing? Well, It's Impeccable. Impeccably Bad That Is.

Dick Cheney is going to be raising cash on Monday in North Carolina for the GOP.

The timing is horrible. And not just because there is no good time to put The Big Dick out on the campaign trail.

The timing is horrible because of this, which is slated to start running on Monday in North Carolina, the same day as Cheney's visit:

And we guarantee that at least 80% of the folks behind the ad (an ad that McCain & the national GOP oppose but for some reason can't get pulled down) are going to be dining with Mr. Cheney on Monday night.

And yucking it up.


But not for Howard Dean and the Democrats. This is a gift. A big, fat gift.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

And Now From The All Hat & No Cattle Department

Politico is reporting that Reid, Pelosi and Dean might try to force the superdelegates to act before the Democratic Convention.

There are so many reasons why this won't work that we're not even going to bother talking about it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

File This Under, "Well, No Sh*t"

Halperin cites Drudge citing a Wednesday NYT's piece questioning Howard Dean's ability to mediate the Clinton/Obama fight.

And this NYT's piece is news why exactly?


Friday, March 28, 2008

The Democrats Reap What They Sow

Our 11 year old sister has a better handle on this situation than does former Governor Dean.


But a hell of a lot of fun to watch.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Senator Dodd

Senator Dodd is getting antsy.

And we can't blame him. Dodd ran his campaign for President on issues and ideas. And then bowed out gracefully when the time came for him to do so.

The man should be the next Senate Majority Leader, if the Democratic Party had any self-respect left to pull the trigger.

Of course, that's someone else's problem.

But can anyone imagine the Obama/Clinton fight going on right now if Democratic leadership more competent than Howard Dean, Harry Reid and (probably) Nancy Pelosi were in charge?

We can't.

We wonder if, given the current situation, the Clintons thank their lucky stars that Howard Dean actually ended up becoming head of the Democratic Party over their strenuous objections a couple of years back?

Politics is a weird, weird business.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nothing To See Here

Harry Reid has about as much a chance of playing a key role in any Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama mediation as Howard Dean does.

Which is less than zero.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Howard Dean Discusses John McCain With Wolf Blitzer

Here is video of Howard Dean talking about John McCain to Wolf Blitzer this morning:

And here is Late Edition's official transcript of what Dean said:

DEAN: But look, John McCain is a flawed candidate. Here's a guy who has a typical situation ethicist. He runs on his integrity, but he doesn't seem to have any. We're familiar with the fact that he got on the ballot in Ohio with what now turns out to be false pretenses. He qualified because he was taking public financing, and now he says he's not going to. He doesn't have the permission of the FEC to do that. And just this week, he refused to denounce and reject John Hagee, a militant, anti-Catholic right-wing pastor.

John McCain has a history of doing what it takes, regardless of what the ethics of this are. I think he's going to be a flawed candidate. I don't think people want four more years of what essentially is George Bush.

Yip. Yip. Yip. YiZZZZzzz...

Is this little doggy going to bark all day?

Or is he going to bite?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The White Guy Criticizes The White Guy For Being White

Seriously, does anybody take this guy seriously?

Howard Dean is pure silliness.

And so far to the left that he makes us look conservative (which ain't easy to do).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"DNC Has No Firm Strategy To End Standoff" - Well No Sh*t!

Brian Mooney of the Boston Globe has the score.

Our favorite line about the clusterf*ck that is Florida: "Chris Korge, cochairman of Clinton's national fund-raising committee, sent out an e-mail alleging that "Sen. Obama writes us off as irrelevant and [Democratic National Committee chairman] Howard Dean tries to avoid the issue."

Hey, it's Ho-Ho (as the VT press corp refers to the former Governor).

And, as David Broder said on Meet last week, "Howard Dean doesn't have the stature to broker this deal."

This whole thing is like a demolition derby. Only with slightly higher stakes.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

David Broder On Howard Dean

On Meet this morning, David Broder threw cold water on the likelihood that DNC Chairman Howard Dean could prevent a Clinton/Obama smash-up at the convention by saying:

"Howard Dean does not have the status to broker this deal."

Any rational Vermont resident could have told Russert that.