I’ve said here recently in the comments that I didn’t think it would be a good thing for the Dems to have to take the fight for the nomination to the convention floor this summer. Howard Dean weighed in on the possibility of a floor fight for the nomination or brokering a deal:
“The idea that we can afford to have a big fight at the convention and then win the race in the next eight weeks, I think, is not a good scenario,” he said.
If there is no nominee selected by his predicted mid-spring date, or by Puerto Rico’s June vote – the last presidential primary on the Democratic calendar – Dean said the party would likely bring both sides together to work out a deal.
“Because I don’t think we can afford to have a brokered convention,” he said. “That would not be good news for either party.”
If or when, McCain emerges as the Republican nominee, it will be tough, very tough to compete with them having the advantage of a chosen nominee long before us. Taylor Marsh has very good post on why McCain will be tough to beat. I suggest readers here go read it. It’s thought provoking.