Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Nov 13, 2005.
Looks like Dean knows when he cant come off looking good. Well guess that cant be true or he wouldnt open his mouth. there goes that theory.
Unfortunately for Dean and the Democrats, it really doesn't matter what the TRUE reason for Dean's apparent shyness is...the only thing that matters is what it LOOKS like. And, at this moment, Dean seems to be showing quite clearly that he is incapable of communicating unless he is using pre-written talking points...and that he will not enter into a situation in which he might have to think on his feet.
It wouldn't surprise me to find out that the DNC and Democratic bigwigs had "ordered" Dean NOT to make any non-preprepared speeches or statements because anytime the man opens his mouth he makes an ass out of himself and the Dems!!!
I would certainly like to see Dean defend his views. My Democrat friends keep telling me they admire him for his conviction, his willingness to say controversial things that other Democrats are too afraid to say...
It'd be nice to see him actually say them to someone's face, instead of a congratulatory crowd.
Of course, I'd like to see George Bush go on the Daily Show too, and that isn't going to happen any time soon.
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I realize the Daily Show and a debate with Mehlman are not even in the same ballpark.
I actually agree with you, I'd like to see Bush appear "off the cuff" more off more often. But I don't think that is going to happen.
To your Democratic friends, I'd just like to ask...how is calling all Republicans and/or Conservatives "evil," or brutally mocking a man for a drug addiction (even if the man is a jerk) while claiming that the Democrats are the "decent" party who is sick of the rhetoric...helpful to the national discourse?
Dean was chosen becasue a) there was no one else for the job and b) the Dems secretly hoped that Dean would rally his "internet grassroots movement" to donate lots and lots of $$$$....so far he has failed miserably at that...mostly, it seems, because many Democrats are HONESTLY decent people who feel that Dean's vile statements are counter-productive to what they are supposedly standing for.
We need people who are willing to rise about the muck of partisan politics and talk about the real issues that face this nation and, more importantly, how to resolve them. Dean isn't rising above the muck...he's wallowing in it and asking Democrats everywhere to join him.
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