Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Is Howard Looking for 'The Nod' from Kerry?
OxBlog links to a bunch of posts on Blog for America, Howard Dean's message board, which they apparently decided is the equivalent of a blog. My personal favorite is by "Kim in Pa." who says "BACK IN HOWARD!!!! BACK IN HOWARD!!! BACK IN HOWARD!!! HURRY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!!!!!!" There are two things wrong with Kim's exclamations:

1)It's already too late, for, as we can see from CNN's Delegate Scorecard, Kerry has almost 7.5 times the number of delegates as Dean, and well over half of what's needed to win overall. Even if every other candidate who won delegates committed them to Howard (which would never happen in the first place), he'd only be up by 108 delegates.

2) She seems to have ignored Howard's own statement on the win in Vermont, which included the paragraph "I look forward to continuing the energy and the campaign for change that our movement began. We will be announcing more details of that effort on March 18th." Clearly, if he'd even considered re-entering the race, Howard would have said "We'll comment further tomorrow." Specifying that you will not comment for 2 weeks is a very clear signal that, not only will you not be re-entering, you might even be hoping for a veep nod from Kerry. As I've already commented today, my money is on Gephardt for that position.

Still, those Deaniacs are amusing. Yeeeaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhh!

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