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Friday, March 21, 2008

Gore to end Democrats' Schism?

Rumours are rampant that Nobel Prize winner, Inventor of the Internet and our favourite High Priest of the Church of Global Warming, Al "the Goracle" Gore is being considered to become the Saviour of the Democratic Party by ending the schism between the Hillaryites and the Obamatists:

John Zogby, the pollster who runs Zogby International, said today on the Hannity Radio Program that there are rumors that top ranking Democrats are talking about having Obama give his delegates to Al Gore. He said Obama would have to offer these delegates since he's in the lead and the thinking seems to be that Gore will have more appeal to white male voters and that Gore will likely be able to hold on to the support of Clinton supporters since these are core Democratic voters. He said that Hillary and Obama would be given either the VP position, high-level Cabinet positions, or the Senate Majority position or something along those lines in order to make their voters happy.
Comment from Matt DiBari at Blogs for John McCain's Victory:
I pray they do this.

The Democrats are facing a potential meltdown in Denver because they have two candidates that are so attractive to the Democratic electorate...

The obvious problem there is no matter who the party throws the nomination to, roughly half of the voters will feel that their candidate lost the election in the ’smoke-filled room.’

Handing the nomination to the man that has not a single delegate in the 2008 election cycle, no matter how popular that man is, is not the answer.

If they steal the nomination from both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and give it to an old white guy, they will hand the Presidency over to John McCain.

DiBari is right. The Democrats are clearly frustrated that neither candidate has been able to reach a clear majority of delegates and that the race will likely be decided by the "super delegates".

The two camps are polarized and neither will accept a super delegate decision. This new (Pennsylvania) poll suggests that 1 in 5 Democrat supporters would switch to McCain if their candidate doesn't get the Party's nod:
Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee. (See poll)
Giving the nomination to Al Gore would be a terrible mistake for the DNC. Can they possibly be giving this serious consideration?


How Insane Is John McCain? said...

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Anonymous said...

On the presidential front, McCain, a Republican, is leading Democrats Obama (49 percent to 42 percent) and Clinton (51 percent to 41 percent).

Zookeeper said...

It's "schism" not "scism". A great word, carrying more weight than mere rifts between rivals in a political party's periodic run-offs, schism implies a split along fundamental lines, such as Protestants vs Catholics.

The Dems lack the gravitas, frankly, and none of the candidates is offering to steer the good ship USA away from the shoals it is headed towards.

And Gore? Follow him, and endure consequences for a generation or more.

A Dog Named Kyoto said...

Thanks Halfwise, I've corrected my spelling mistake!

"Gravitas", now that's a great word too - a virtue, specifically implying dignity, seriousness, and duty. The Dems, and the left in general, could use some of that!