Monday, August 13, 2007

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The Democratic Party's awful track record, explained

Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry -- Bill Clinton excepted, the Democrats have managed to nominate for president some of the biggest stiffs in the history of modern American politics.

Nevertheless, one has to credit bad Democratic advisors as well. Consider, for example, the lead paragraphs in this USA Today story by Jill Lawrence and Judy Keen:

Karl Rove may be leaving his roles as hard-nosed strategist and bookish policy expert in the Bush White House, but that doesn't mean Democrats can rest easy.

"Karl outside the White House is more dangerous to Democrats than Karl inside the White House," said Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who was Al Gore's campaign manager. Her view: He'll have lots more free time now to dream up ways to boost President Bush's standing, "rebrand" the GOP and conquer the 2008 electoral map.

My view: Any Democrat who hands Brazile the keys to his/her campaign doesn't really want to win.

Seriously, what kind of analysis is this? Readers are requested to offer suggestions for how the GOP get "rebranded".

posted by Dan on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM


Supposedly Donna was on CNN today, gushing about how she talked to Rove on the phone today and wished him well. She also claimed to be good friends with Rove. She is as clueless as they come.

posted by: Joe Klein's conscience on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

We keep nominating members of the chess club --- we should be nominating the quarterback of the football team, or the prom king! What are we thinking?

Oh wait, this isn't high school.

posted by: Josh Yelon on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

The GOP wheel will be re-invented when aliens land and deliver curt message to arrayed masses: There is no God you fucking morons, stop being stupid.

posted by: gus goes fishing on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

Rebranding GOP in two easy steps:
1. Nominate Ron Paul for President
2. Nominate RuPaul for Vice President
Rebranding done!

posted by: Chet on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

And nominate me for Secretary of State.

posted by: Randy Paul on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

Considering this is the same gaggle of clowns that kept putting Shrum in charge of their campaigns, you certainly have a point.

posted by: grumpy realist on 08.13.07 at 10:07 PM [permalink]

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