Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Geez people

There is way too much bitching going on from some people in my party today. In a review of Kerry's campaign finances, it was found that there is $15 million left over, so some bloggers and leadership-type people are screaming bloody murder that he could have used the money to help out down-ballot races to gain a majority for Dems.

"Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our way with a few more million dollars," said Donna Brazile, campaign manager for Al Gore's 2000 presidential race. Brazile is a member of the 400-plus member Democratic National Committee (news - web sites), which meets early next year to pick a new party chairman. One high-ranking member of the DNC, speaking on condition of anonymity, said word of Kerry's nest egg has stirred anger on the committee and could hurt his chances of putting an ally in the chairmanship.
God we're idiots. We're bitching becausse Kerry, who gave more money to state parties than anyone else has a few million bucks left over. And spending more? I'm sure the people in Ohio really wanted to see another few hours of campaign commercials. I wouldn't be surprised if over a billion dollars had been spent in this election cycle, he really didn't need to spend any more. What about the next cycle? That's a pretty chunk of change for a 2008 bid. Yeah. He got 56 million votes just a few weeks ago. That's more votes than any other Democrat in the history of our party. Does that not make him the front-runner in '08? Are we just to assume that those 56 million votes don't count at all? The man is going ot be a senator for the next 4 years, a pretty good national platform from which to run and some money in the bank. Let him run his race. And Donna Brazille, I really think she drank some kool-aid or something. "The party will demand" that he give up his money that he raised because they haven't figured out how to use the Internet. That's the problem with the current leadership, they want people to do things for them. They are not willing to do the hard work necessary to build a long-lasting national party movement. They wanted John Kerry to win so that they could just use incumbency to wield power. These people have got to go. Even though Kerry is supporting Vilsack, I don't think he is right for the chairmanship. I'm still going Dean all the way, with Simon Rosenberg doing to organizing and managing.

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