STOP PUTTING US ON THE BALLOT
On behalf of all Democrats who live in New England, I am begging the Democratic National Committee to stop putting us on the national ticket. Really, just stop. We’ll give you money. We’ll work for you. We’ll even vote for you, but please, keep us off the national ticket. Kerry, Lieberman, Dukakis—the pattern is clear. Not so good.
Last Tuesday was a bad day for Democrats. The bad news was really bad and the good news was only a little good. We got evicted from the Senate and the House slipped further away. The party had better do something for those Democrats that remain.
The good news, the news that’s only a little good, is that despite failing to make a clear case for, well, anything, we still managed to get 48% of the vote.
I regret that I didn’t live in one of those battleground states during the election. I really wanted to see some of those targeted ads. I felt left out of the process. It might be time to get rid of that anachronistic Electoral College and let everyone in on the good times. Show me the ads. I want to play too.
Surely the next election cycle began the moment Kerry conceded. I’m hoping the DNC can find a better way to choose a winning ticket. It’s only a matter of time before Vice President Cheney resigns to allow the President to choose a new VP, one who can then become the next Republican presidential candidate. What’s the chance of that person being Jeb Bush?
Last Tuesday was the best voter turn-out in three decades. That still left 80 million people not interested. Or, it left 80 million possible Democratic supporters. Let’s invite them to the party. Let’s get to work and earn us some voters.