As I rode into work today, I listened to the beginning of the Stephanie Miller Show. The first caller said she would never vote for Hillary Clinton, and the second caller said he would never vote for Barack Obama.
This is an imperative year for the Democrats to win, especially from a Supreme Court standpoint, And as usual the party is shooting itself in the foot.
Howard Dean pulled out his 50 state strategy at the perfect time. The 50 state strategy worked because of the poor decisions made by Bush, Cheney, Delay, Lott and the like. It can still work this election, but the infighting between the Clinton camp and the Obama camp is really jeopardizing what should be an easy win in the presidency.
Both parties need to stop attacking the other candidate and start attacking Bush, Cheney and McCain. If we tear down our own candidates, how are we going to beat the Republicans.
Don’t give me the line that we are making the candidates tougher, an attack holds a lot more merit when it comes from what should be an ally. Let the republicans toss out shady land deal conspiracies, let them attack religious leaders, let them call Democrats week on defense. They are the party who people find more untrustworthy, let them try to make attacks stick.
Democrats will win by uniting and using the last eight years against the Republicans. We are close to the point of not being able to unite, splitting into irrevocable factions.
Maybe John Edwards needs to get back into the race. Maybe we need to draft Al Gore at the convention. Maybe Chris Dodd needs to ascend to the top. Maybe we need to let the past become the past and wait for the future to become the future, by selecting a truly unifying candidate for 2008.