Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Attention Job Seekers
I have time for little more that a rant, but to anyone that may have seen the esteemed DNC-chair, Howard Dean, get torn to shreds by Chris Matthews over the "Democratic Party's" positions generally on Hardball last night (off-shooted from questions on Alito), you'll know what I'm talking about. It's not that Dean wasn't necessarily trying to articulate nuanced positions, just that he looked like a monkey f*cking a football doing so. While I think this is partly due to a larger, systemic cohesion problem for the Democratic Party, as discussed in the Goldberg peice that Mouldy pointed out in recent post (http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg200510210828.asp), I would think that the one person who should be able to effectively communicate a message on any given issue(even if it's an issue that he is on the "losing" side on, in terms of public perception). Personally, I find the RNC's Ken Melman to be more like a used car salesman--complete with wink and handshake--than anything else, but Dean's fumblings on basic issues are the alternative...