Don Fowler, the former DNC Chair recently issued a letter to Democrats complaining that Clinton supporters weren't sufficiently falling in line behind the presumptuous nominee who, Fowler explains, "won" the nomination even though it's clear that by the DNC's own rules Obama has won nothing as of yet. Now we learn that Fowler explained the entire super delegate function in a video back in February, a video which shows the level of hypocrisy currently reached by the leadership of the Democratic Party.
The video is long ( almost 9 minutes) but what is most telling, and flies in the face of his letter and public pronouncements begins approximately 5:50 seconds into the video, where he makes clear that if super delegates voted in a way that was contrary to the popular vote winner, i.e., the will of the people, he would consider it a big problem.
It's become clear that one of the big problems facing Democrats this year has become the leadership of the Democratic Party who seem to have become as corrupt as the candidate they have been trying to force feed down the throats of more than half the party.
Fowler, Donna Brazile, Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean, have shown the worst kind of dishonesty and hypocrisy through the primary, Brazile going so far as to state she would resign if super delegates decided the nomination and, and like the candidate she supports, has shown her word means nothing and has reneged on that promise.
It's time to use this video and Fowler's own words, not only to influence super delegates but Dean and the rest of the party leadership making it clear that if there is not an open convention with Senator Clinton's name in nomination so there is an honest opportunity for either candidate to be voted on by super delegates, they are going to face an even bigger problem-- an electoral disaster in the fall both in the Presidential election and for Democratic members of Congress and they can expect contributions to the DNC to dry up from more than half the party. It's time to make it clear that just because they have endorsed a candidate who can't live up to his own words, it doesn't mean that they won't be held accountable for theirs.
Watch the video HERE.
NOTE: As many of you know ( but some might not) I've been busy with my work for the Denver Group which I co-founded with Heidi Li Feldman which includes doing the work on the ads that have been running and potentially some TV spots. That work has resulted in my time to write pieces for my blog which tends to be lengthy, being greatly curtailed but I have future posts in the works and will continue to post as often as I can and as time permits.
Tonight is the End of the Beginning - Emily Bazelon, one of the GabFest Trio who week to week drives me nutz with her own personal demands for political purity, seems to have grown a heart in t...
2 days ago