We Blame Dean for the Democratic Primary
We the undersigned proclaim our displeasure and disagreement with the entire manner in which the American Democratic Primary has been run in 2008. We particularly dispute: 1) The disenfranchisement of Michigan and Florida voters in an inter party squabble they had no control over that has left millions of democrats voiceless and unrepresented. 2) Irregularities, intimidation and suspected wrongdoing in states with caucuses. 3) A failure to foresee or address interference by Republican cross over voters whose candidate is now selected leaving them free to engage in mischief that could determine the outcome in several key states. 4) Unanswered efforts to redefine the oversight role of the superdelegates and to pressure them to deviate, endorse and vote in a manner not intended. 5) Outright favoritism shown by the DNC to candidate Barack Obama and undue pressure placed upon candidate Hillary Clinton to concede a race she has NOT yet lost. The youngest voters among us find this a disorderly disilliusioning process filled with chaotic caucuses and crossover open primaries that seem to us to throw the entire election outcome into disrepute and doubt. While those of us who have engaged in the political process for many years have never seen such a bald display of candidate favoritism, incompetant leadership, and indifference to public outcry. And we ALL place the blame and the uncertain fate of the Democratic party in what should have been an assured election upon DNC head, Howard Dean. We can neither support nor contribute to the Democratic National Committee until our concerns are suitably addressed.