Sunday, June 01, 2008

Chicago 1968/Campaign 2008

Over the last few days Florida and Michigan probably been mentioned in the news all across the country more often than the war in Iraq or gas prices. To be honest, I'm enjoying it. A lot of folks are very upset with the Democratic Party, they seem to feel that they are being left out. What will it be, a party united or a party divided? Sounds like a melt down to me. In her May 31, 2008 Newsweek article Suzanne Smalley refers to the disputed seating debate as a "Vote Count Carnival". I worked on and traveled with carnivals for several years. This doesn't sound like fun and games to me. Well maybe it does sound a little like the mark that didn't win the big prize. News on the subject from The Hill did remind me of something from the past. In his May 31, 2008 article,"Party rift on display as Dems settle Florida, Michigan" Sam Youngman could be describing the first few minutes of a riot, “DENVER! DENVER! DENVER!” supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) chanted. Then they walked out of the hotel ballroom and declared that this was no longer their Democratic Party, and that they would never vote for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) if he wins the nomination." (Continue Reading) It wouldn't be the Democratic Party's first (Riot). I wasn't in Chicago in 1968 but I remember talking with a friend that had went to Chicago on vacation and got caught up in the riot. Back then the big news stories were on the riot and the war in Vietnam. Now it's a war in Iraq and a party divided. I had forgotten about how far a Third Party candidate made it in the 1968 presidential campaign season. (Continue Reading) Maybe the Democratic Party leaders did too. Right now I'm thinking all this Democratic Party infighting could be the chance that third party members and their candidates have been waiting for.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to;
Newsweek
The Hill
Wikipedia

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