February 8, 2005

THE CULTURE OF LIFE AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DON'T MIX:

Dean's Last Rival Quits the Party Race (THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2/08/05)

Timothy J. Roemer, the last of Howard Dean's rivals in the race for Democratic national chairman, dropped out on Monday, assuring Dr. Dean of victory.

Mr. Roemer, a former congressman from Indiana, had been backed by the House Democratic leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, and had staked out a position as the most conservative alternative to Dr. Dean.

Mr. Roemer's views on abortion - he opposes it except in cases of rape, incest or threat to a woman's health - drew opposition to his candidacy from the outset.


Even for an unprincipled party, the flirtation with a less extremist position on abortion was awfully short-lived.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2005 10:31 AM
Comments

Roemer was running as a DLC type, Clintonian on economics, but more socially conservative, and he was considered unreliable by strong supporters of Israel, making me wonder what precisely was the Democratic party interest group he was targetting.

Anti-abortion, anti-Israel, economic conservatives who are members of the Democratic Party apparat. They could meet in a very small phone booth.

Posted by: Bart at February 8, 2005 11:26 AM

Go, Howard, go ...

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Posted by: Dr.D. at February 9, 2005 1:43 PM
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