Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wiener of the Week

There are weeks when it's tough to choose a Wiener of the Week. Not this week. The DNC is the hands-down, slam dunk winner.

Where to begin describing the MCF that is the current state of Team Donkey's 2008 presidential candidate selection process? Here are the highlights:

  • Super delegates - elected officials and political cronies, without whom no candidate can achieve a majority of delegate votes at the convention
  • "At large" delegates appointed out of thin air
  • Michigan, whose votes were "out" and who will now get a "redo"
  • Florida, where NO solution seems like it will work
Let's focus on Florida, shall we? They broke the party rules by holding their convention early, as did Michigan. So the party threatened to refuse to seat their delegates, which, in a normal year in which one candidate runs away with the nomination, wouldn't matter a wit. But this isn't a normal year, and the party is under enormous pressure to give Florida a "redo". But Florida, being Florida, just can't seem to hold an election under any circumstance.

Now major Florida party donors are threaten to request the return of campaign contributions they made to the DNC. It just doesn't get any better than this.

For turning the process of selecting a presidential candidate into high theater, the DNC is my Wiener of the Week.