May 31st meeting: Rules & Bylaws Committee

Resolving the issue of the votes in Michigan and Florida is fast becoming an essential ingredient to winning in November. Enforcing the “rules” as they currently stand could help assure another “inconvenient” loss for the Democrats. Since the May 31st meeting of the Rules and Bylaws Committee is looming, I urge everyone to write and/or e-mail each of the members of this committee in the next few days. This is about the core values of the democratic party.  Here’s my sample letter. I modify it based on what I learn in my research about each committee member:

Why aren’t we outraged?

The media is telling her to get out of the race . . . yet she is running a great campaign and one of the closest races in history. The party bosses are telling her to get out of the race . . . that she, single handedly, is destroying the unity of the Democratic Party, a party that is supposed to stand for democracy. Since when was the Democratic Party unified? Certainly not in my lifetime. The media has called the election and the pundits have too, with Barack Obama’s face on the cover of Time Magazine, proclaiming him the winner . . . with four states and Puerto Rico yet to vote and a virtual tie in the popular vote.  … Continue reading

Florida mess caused by Republicans

Maybe everybody be me knows this already:  As I was researching superdelegates to write them letters to vote for Hillary, I was surprised to learn that the Democratic leader of the Florida senate proposed a primary date which was within the DNC rules, but the Republican majority in the Florida senate turned it down and instead the measure included the January 29th date which violated the rules. The issue of the primary date was embedded within a measure about voting machines.In case you are also in the dark about this issue, I refer you to Senator Bill Nelson’s speech to the President and the U.S. senate about the train wreck about to occur . . . which, of course,  has … Continue reading

Discernment: Which Candidate has it and why is it important?

Discernment is the quality of being able to grasp what is obsure; the power to see what is not evident to the average mind; the act of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment; the keenness and accuracy of mental vision; the capacity of tracing out minute distinctions. Certainly this is one of the most important qualities of a president. Hillary has it. Barack does not.  It comes from experience. The errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment. People say that Barack Obama will surround himself with good advisors and so his lack of experience will not matter.  But his lack of discernment will matter. Good advisors have their own schtick. Good advisors are steeped in their own specialty. Their knowledge … Continue reading

Why Americans Never Vote for What They Really Want

Every now and then, I tune in to Spiegel Online to see what the europeans think of us and our election process. I especially enjoy articles by Gabor Steingart, Speigel’s editor of West Wing: The Battle for the White House. Steingart believes the US electorate apparently suffers from multiple personality disorder.  First we want everything, and then we want precisely the opposite. This makes things hard for the pollsters and the candidates.  Learn about our disorders by tuning in to Gabor’s latest.

She’s “Havin a Good Time!”

I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Hillary yesterday at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco . . . together with about 400 other Hillary supporters and volunteers. We were fortunate to have her here in San Francisco when we know her work right now is in Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina . . .I’m here to report that Hillary is definitely “havin a good time!” Listening to her talk in earnest about her campaign, we were, alternately, rolling in the aisles with laughter and drying the tears rolling down our eyes. Hillary was in her element. That lady certainly does have a sense of humor, and she is using it more and more as she feels secure in … Continue reading

Hillary, Reassessed

Richard M. Scaife, owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, who has often criticized Hillary and her campaign, takes a second look after an intensive 90 minute interview which the NY Times reported on here. If you’re still not sure that Hillary will be the next president of the United States, take a look at this piece in U.S. News and World Report.

Has Anyone Noticed?

Has anyone noticed that Hillary is thriving? One certainly wouldn’t get this impression from the mainstream media or the progressive blogosphere. It’s the usual Hillary bashing magnified. Now they hold her singularly responsible for deconstructing the democratic party. Why doesn’t she just drop out and get it over with? Well, the answer is clear to me. She’s not going to drop out because she is on target to win Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. She’s not going to drop out because she is being received with open arms wherever she campaigns. Have you noticed? The applause is thundering. She’s not going to drop out because she is the consummate politician who keeps on keeping on. Her optimism knows … Continue reading