His assertion that Barack Obama has "already won" the nomination is a microcosm of the larger chasm that exists between truth, reality, honesty, integrity, having a moral compass and what the DNC and people like Fowler currently represent.
Obama himself has proven to be the most untrustworthy politician since Richard Nixon and it seems that anything he touches becomes just as corrupt. Nowhere is that more apparent than with the actions of the DNC, Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean during this entire process and this letter from Fowler, a former head of the DNC just re-enforces it.
Fowlers letter really does give one pause as to what exactly they are thinking at the DNC and his letter makes him sound like the latest victim in the DNC production of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Barack Obama as anyone remotely familiar with DNC rules and democratic procedures knows, has, as of now, won absolutely nothing despite the pronouncements of Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi, the Tokyo Rose of the Democratic Party, Donna Brazile and now Don Fowler and the usual compliant news media.
If Fowler wants to prove he and the DNC are right about their assertions let them quote the DNC rules chapter and verse that show unequivocally that Barack Obama has won the nomination.And since we know he can't, people should demand that he issue a public apology for his misleading and at times dishonest statements. As a former head of the DNC he should know better and probably does.
His claim that he was a Clinton supporter is also factually false. He publicly opposed the full seating of the Florida and Michigan delegations and spoke out against it both before and during the meeting of the Rules Committee of which he was a part. His reason for opposing their seating, according to him, were the "DNC rules". These are the same DNC rules he now chooses to ignore when it comes to his assertion that "Barack Obama has won" a statement contradicted by the DNC's rules.
Fowler then goes on to use as an analogy the Boston Celtics championship victory and Nadal's Wimbledon win that begins to become bizarre. He complains that the Lakers accepted the Celtics championship win "without demands or preconditions" as did Federer in accepting Nadal's victory so why can't Clinton supporters simply accept that Obama has won?
What he doesn't say is that the referees in both events didn't try to rig the rules in favor of the Celtics or Nadal. They didn't show favoritism or referee with a double standard in order to try and help them win. The referees didn't deduct points from the Lakers or Federer that they legitimately won, and didn't give points not legitimately won to the Celtics or Nadal. The referees also didn't declare the winner before the games were over.
If any of what happened to Hillary Clinton had happened to the Lakers or Roger Federer neither they,nor their fans, nor tens of millions of others would accept the Celtics and Nadal as champions. Instead the Lakers and Federer would be screaming bloody murder over the unfairness and so would tens of millions of fans.
There would surely be massive protests and both organizations would have their credibility in shreds. Their ability to function as credible organizations would cease. Officials of both organizations would be forced to resign, the referees would had been fired and neither championship would be recognized as valid.
By using Fowler's analogies and applying them to the current situation, he and the rest of the leadership of the Democratic Party can know what to expect in Denver if Senator Clinton's name does not appear in nomination and if there isn't an honest roll call vote according to DNC rules so super delegates can vote for either candidate and decide the nominee the way the rules provide. And they can know what to expect in November for Democratic candidates at every level if Clinton's name is not placed in nomination and the 30-50% of Clinton voters, disgusted with a rigged process decide to stay home (and that number may well be higher)
Since we know from the Fowler letter is that he and the DNC are feeling "fatigued" by the refusal of millions of democrats to accept someone as "the winner" who hasn't as yet won and since we know Gatorade won't help, if you want to contribute to Mr. Fowler's fatigue and that of the DNC, a $5 contribution to The Denver Group will do just that. You can give them gastronomical distress for $10 and $25 will probably give them a raging headache. And a contribution of $100 just might put them on the disabled list.
By popular demand Don Fowler's email address is: email@example.com