Years ago the CEO of Long John Silvers, the fast food seafood restaurant chain, told its real estate department, “Do not build unless you can see the golden arches.” Why – because McDonalds had already spent millions in marketing and research to determine the best locations to build in every city and town they wanted to be in. Why do it again?
By the time the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had whittled down their candidates to two, the Republican Party had already spent a ton of money researching all the candidates. They had already beaten John Edwards before. Bill Richardson would make a great neighbor, but president?
Then while no one was looking Barack Obama shoots through the group with the crowds and charisma that made even Bill Clinton jealous. Obama had hit #1 with a bullet and looked like no one could beat him in November. What weapon could the GOP possibly use to stop him? Hillary Clinton, the other Democrat. They are so sure they can beat Hillary in November that they stop beating her up on the airwaves, are willing to spend millions of dollars and thousands of hours going into each open primary state rallying the republican base to vote for her. The GOP has recruited the use of Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus to convince all republicans that voting for Hillary today ensures a win for John McCain in November.
They are handing her all the ammunition she needs to beat up Barrack Obama. Obama is now being called a racist, a terrorist, and an elitist by his own party member, while the DNC stands by and watches. Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid have said that one of the candidates will have to be willing to stand down by the end of June, leaving the decision up to them. The reason? To allow Democratic voters enough time to heal.
Obama is the only one of the two with enough class to sacrifice his own ambitions for the better of the party. He is also the one taking the beatings from both sides. Anyone with any sense at all would walk away from this madness. The Republican Party has already spent the money and done the research. The GOP is now in control of the Democratic Primaries. They already know whom they can and can’t beat in November. They know who the next president of the United States could be. Someone in the DNC needs to slap Howard Dean in the face and tell him.