Draft John Edwards
by Rooktoven, Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 08:11:20 PM EDT
Delegates, pay attention.
You have a 48-47-4 Scenario. No candidate has a total majority of votes. As is being said on CNN, by Jeffrey Toobin, this is the worst of all possible worlds for the Democratic Party. Obama is revealed as having real flaws. while Hilary doesn't seem to have a path to the nomination without potentially ripping apart the party. Clinton captures the Reagan Democrat demographic.
Either candidate stands to only win a close election at best.
Why not go for the landslide? Take a compromise candidate-- one whom captures Clinton's blue collar strengths, and one who espouses the Optimism of Obama. Make the convention matter. Show that we thrive with a representative vote. We discuss issues in our party. Why should we sacrifice the opportunity for maximum exposure that an Open Convention would bring? This could show the Democratic Party at its best-- with senators and governors having equal footing with ordinary citizens.
Why not take the sure thing?
Think about it.