Saturday, March 08, 2008

Lawsuits ahoy! - If anybody can figure out how the Democrats' problem with the Michigan and Florida delegates does not end up in a courtroom, I'd like to hear 'em.


Anonymous said...

If you read the democratic rules, they have a section that voting procedures have to be in by a certain time and the "final and unchallengable" decisions will be made no later than 4 months before the voting.

So even if they have a 'do over' vote, there is a legal challenge to that. Given than someone has to not like the results, I agree. The only good thing is that instead of doing this in the general election, the democrats will be taking it to the next logical level and committing fratricide.

Dave said...

It seems that those who live by twisting the rules will die by twisting the rules, although I suppose it all depends on what the meaning of 'is' is.

Red on Red fire. Bring it on.

If wishes were fishes said...

This story is going to be like Fred "Reagan's Mantle" Thompson riding into town and saving the GOP. A much-anticipated fantasy that dies on the vine. Book it.

This is the dawning of the Age of Pelosius said...

It's so funny that you reed-clingers think the Hillary-Barack "bloodbath" is going to matter.

The NRCC just sunk more than 25% of its available cash into the special election to fill battered quitter Dennis Hastert's House seat, and got nada on its investment. The DCCC spent 3% of its cash on hand.

Bush won Hastert's district by double digits in 2004. Hastert got 60% of the vote in 2006.

John McCain traveled to the district for a special fundraiser and an endorsement. Barack Obama appeared in late TV ads for the Democratic candidate.

Can YOU spot the pattern in this list?

Chester Thompson (D): 1933-39
Chauncey Reed (R): 1935-1956
Russell Keeney (R): 1957-1958
Elmer Hoffman (R): 1959-1965
John Erlenborn (R): 1965-1983
Tom Corcoran (R): 1983-1985
John Grotberg (R): 1985-1986
Dennis Hastert (R): 1987-2008
Bill Foster (D): 2008-

That faint cackle you hear is Tom Daschle's. Golly, 2004 was a long, long, LONG time ago.

Roy Orbison said...

It's over, it's over, it's over.

It's over.

It's ooooooooover.

Eric said...

Is it over like Obama's campaign in November, or McCain's in January?

Well, I'm sure nothing will change in eight months.

Anonymous said...

The Republican field was awful. Yet somebody had to beat the others, and McCain does get credit for coming back from the alleged "dead." However, his reward looks a lot like the "emeritus" nomination that was unenthusiastically given to Bob Dole in 1996.

But by whom was Obama written off in November '07? When was Obama ever less than the presumptive runnerup?

And what possible proposal or event might revive the GOP's Congressional fortunes for November '08? Trent Lott quit one year into a six-year term; what do you envision that Lott can't?

yui said...

The Republicans will not have a candidate for the Arkansas Senate seat:

But a lot can happen in eight months!

yui said...

“The House Republican brand is so bad right now that if it were a dog food, they’d take it off the shelf."
--Tom Davis, currently a 7-term Rep. from Virginia, former NRCC chair, and one of dozens of Republicans abandoning their seats for 2009-10.

But a lot can happen in eight months!