The Village Voice’s James Ridgeway  echoes the note of desperation among Democrats that I made note of yesterday.
“John Kerry Must Go
Note to Democrats: it’s not too late to draft someone… Anyone else..
With growing issues over his wealth (which makes fellow plutocrat Bush seem a charity case by comparison), the miasma over his medals and ribbons (or ribbons and medals), his uninspiring record in the Senate (yes war, no war), and wishy-washy efforts to mimic Bill Clinton’s triangulation gimmickry (the protractor factor), Kerry sinks day by day. The pros all know that the candidate who starts each morning by having to explain himself is a goner.
What to do? Look for the Dem biggies, whoever they are these days, to sit down with the rich and arrogant presumptive nominee and try to persuade him to take a hike. Then they can return to business as usual resurrecting John Edwards, who is still hanging around, or staging an open convention in Boston, or both. “
When even the leftists in the Democrat party, such as the Voice, are screaming their own guy can’t make it, hang it up; it’s over.
Oh, and here’s a note of reality to the gang at the Voice: Edwards ain’t gonna happen, and you know that, or at least, you should.
Let’s remember the Clinton mistique will once again invade about mid-summer, as Bubba releases his book, which the Kerry people are already howling about.
All of this leads us to exactly what I predicted … a brokered Democrat convention with Hillary Clinton walking away with the nomination. With the reality of this prediction being true getting more and more clear, the naysayers of this scenario have become more and more silent.
Kerry’s got nobody to blame but himself. How long before someone besides me utters the possibility that the ABC tape finding was not a right-wing attack, but a CLINTON attack?
This is the best of all possible outcomes for America and the world…. neither the current Democrat frontrunner, nor Hillary Clinton, his presumed replacement, can win the general election. Their chances for elections stillborn, (Or in true Democrat fashion, aborted) The Democrat party is a party that isn’t long for the world.
After this election season, I’m willing to bet most people right OR left, will not mourn it’s passing.
The snow slide has started, apparently.
“How dismal it is to realize that the standard for the Vietnam generation is now at the level of ‘What did you do in the Great War, Daddy?’ ” I think it’s a riot that the essence of the answer is palatable on the left, today: “I preserved my political viability.”