Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A divided Democratic party: Who's to blame?

Many have, rightfully so, described the Democratic Party today as scattered, and not united on what to do in Iraq. This fact is true. But who is to blame, at the cause of a possible missed opportunity and the reason they don't speak with one voice? I'll tell you who. It's the divisive Howard Dean, who was unfortunately elected to lead the Party. Some have tried to unite the party like Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D- Il). I know about Howard Dean, as I lived in Vermont for 18 years. The American public all got a sense of him in the 2004 Presidential Democratic Primary and his subsequent flameout. He couldn't unite Democrats in VT and now he has honed this skill to art form which keeps Democrats divided at one of the most crucial times in the history of our country. The Democrats, who elected Dean as Party Chairman, are to blame, as is Dean himself, for not rising to the historical challenge of our time. If Democrats don't regain the Congress and the Senate, they will have no one to blame but themselves. Sometimes I think this is deliberate, as maybe, just maybe, the Democratic Presidential hopefuls want to fight this battle in 2008, not 2006, as the Party will become culpable in having part ownership of the troubles of this country at that time, if they are in control of at least the Congress.


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