Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Handsome Yellow Dog
Isn’t this yellow dog a handsome fellow! I’d like to suggest that this faithful old dog should be every Democrat's best friend. I confess that he hasn’t always been a friend of mine. I have been so annoyed with wishy-washy Democrats that I changed my registration to Independent. (The party didn’t give a rat’s ass about that, I can tell you.)
I have also announced that if the next Democratic Presidential or Congressional candidate wasn’t exactly to my taste—not left enough, not solidly committed to the dream of federally funded campaigns, not devoted to single-payer health care, and on and on—I would vote for some cranky third party candidate.
Not this time around. I’ll vote for anyone, even a yellow dog, running as a Democratic candidate.
When all the wooden-sword fencing by political junkies in the sub-basements of blog commentary lists is done, when the Congressional candidates have been chosen and then elected in the general election, the fact remains that the single most important vote they will cast will probably be their first.
They will vote to organize Congress. This is the most effective they’ll be in their freshman term and since we desperately need to return control to the Democrats it doesn't really matter which primary candidate we send.
Our only question is which primary candidate is most likely to carry the district for the Democrats.