As we all know the entire field of Democratic Presidential contenders, at least those who have announced, were on TV Sunday on CNN. Here’s a quote from WaPo about the ‘debate’:
Although all eight Democratic candidates participated, debate sponsors deliberately put Clinton, Obama and Edwards next to each other, and they took much of the limelight.
In other words…screw everyone that isn’t already a major player. CNN made the choice…but why didn’t the others bring it up and throw it in their faces? Were they afraid of being banned or did they agree before the broadcast? Who knows?
And then there were the idiots….in the forefront, Dennis the Menace insisting:
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio), an antiwar protest candidate, said Congress has the power to end the war. “Just say, ‘No money, the war is over,’ ” he said.
Hey Dennis….have you studied your Congressional research enough to realize that even with a funding cut-off, a complete and total funding cut-off, the DoD has enough money for full-operations for 4 months and an unlimited time to continue combat operations, under Presidential orders, by implementing massive state-side cutbacks? Sorry, Dennis, you’ve become the Harold Stassen of modern Presidential politics. Time to get off stage, buddy. Ross Perot couldn’t make the overly simplistic answer work either. And he even had graphs….
About ‘who voted for what when’….here’s the best comment:
I expect more entrants on both sides. Wait for it. I fear this election is by no means in the bag for The Democratic Party.
When we do get new people, hopefully more courageous and demanding of the media, I hope they are treated more fairly by all concerned. These debates are ‘soundbite bullshit’. What a shame. sigh…..