What’s the Point of A Convention?

Democrat Party Chairman Howard Dean declared that one candidate Senator Obama or Senator Clinton must drop out by June so that the party can unify. The Democrat Party convention scheduled for August should be the deciding factor, NOT the party chair, isn’t that the point of the convention? The Convention, not the party leadership cadre, decides who the party’s candidate will be. Mr. Dean should remember his place as leader NOT dictator.

Dean acknowledged that party rules do not require many delegates to make a decision before the August Convention. So, why is Dean continuing to press for one candidate? Because this brouhaha between Clinton and Obama will only deteriorate. To date mud slinging has been the weapon of choice, what if they pull out the big guns and destroy the party? So be it.

Perhaps it’s time for a new party and a new ideology. Not since Lincoln has this country seen a great ideological shift based on a different confederation of ideas. Honestly, the ideas and actions of BOTH parties (Democrat and Republican) in this campaign to date are not that different.

For change in this country, we need people who understand change. These candidates know no change. Status quo will be the result.

What do we as a country need? A new party of individuals with ideas and grassroots energy. The Founders provided us with both a benefit and curse in this respect: checks and balances. Checks and balances prevented FDR from packing the Supreme Court, prevents the rabble in Congress from making law without some oversight from the President and the Supreme Court.

We need all of the disgruntled BUT concerned voters, the interested but feed up citizens to come together and change government at all levels of government. Changing the President will bring only grid lock (which might not be a bad thing).

Just think about it.

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One response to “What’s the Point of A Convention?

  1. huntingdonpost

    I agree that the convention is the time to hash it out. What blows me away is that the DNC seems to prefer the new, unvetted candidate despite the fact that someone without experience GWB is now in the office and making a mess of it. I think everyone is getting tired, and I am not sure why a unity ticket can’t emerge except for egos. But it won’t. Maybe it is time for a new party/parties to emerge. I see the Republicans as having similar problems, as there are definite splits between the fiscal conservative types and the religious right types, the moderates who would admit some social policies are good (like caring for the elderly) and the far end who want an unregulated market, a bankrupt federal government with no power, etc. McCain is not conservative enough for some and not moderate enough for others. We need a re-do on a big scale. I say 4 to 5 parties.

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