Things Howard Dean values more than democracy...
by dtaylor2, Sun Sep 14, 2008 at 11:20:17 PM EDT
""The idea that we can afford to have a big fight at the convention and then win the race in the next eight weeks, I think, is not a good scenario," Dean said according to excerpts of an interview with NY1 television.
In state nominating contests so far, no clear winner has emerged among Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the party's nomination ahead of November's presidential vote to replace George W. Bush in the White House.
"I think we will have a nominee sometime in the middle of March or April. But if we don't, then we're going to have to get the candidates together and make some kind of an arrangement," said Dean, who failed in his bid for the party's nomination in 2004.
"Because I don't think we can afford to have a brokered convention -- that would not be good news for either party."
So the rules as they stand with regards to the convention being where you pick a nominee can be bent and broken at will by Dean if it helps his candidate.
"We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time," the Democratic National Committee Chairman told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "We've got to know who our nominee is."
The process can be sped up and pressure put on super delegates if it benefits his candidate...
When asked to pay for revotes in Florida and Michigan so that the voters there could count dean said
"We can't afford to do that. That's not our problem. We need our money to win the presidential race,"
When they finally did seat some of the delegates in a way that violated the DNC rules by stealing delegates Hillary won by participating and giving them to Obama who didn't get any votes because he didn't participate in the primary.
Dean didn't have any problems breaking those rules and over riding the voters.
So to sum up
Dean loves Throwing elections more than democracy
Dean loves money more than democracy
Dean loves Obama more than Democracy