February 16, 2005

THEN SOMEDAY LEAVE ME FOR SOMEBODY NEW:

Dean has Custer's swagger (David Hill, 2/16/05, The Hill)

A Gallup poll taken earlier this month found that his unfavorable name identification, 38 percent, exceeds his favorable name ID, 31 percent. According to a January 2005 poll published by The Wall Street Journal, just 27 percent of Democrats and 22 percent of all Americans view Dean positively.

But evidently the Democrats running their dazed party are so desperate for leadership that they can’t be swayed by polls, even of Democrats. So it’s not surprising to see a recent Gallup poll of 223 Democratic National Committee members showing that 63 percent believe Dean will do an excellent job as chairman and 27 percent say he’ll do a good job. Only 2 percent anticipate a poor or terrible job by Dean.

Some Democrat bigwigs say Dean will be successful because he’s a fighter. One even said Dean gave Democrats their swagger back. I’m inclined to remind Democrats that Gen. George Custer was also a fighter with more than a hefty dose of swagger, but see where that got the 7th Cavalry.

When nutty Ross Perot withdrew from campaigning and danced with his daughter to Patsy Cline’s eerie version of “Crazy” as the cameras rolled, it was disturbing, but with a certain charm, as if Perot knew. The “crazy-scream guy” waltzing back onto the political stage is simply disturbing.


Which is worse, being compared favorably to Custer or unfavorably to Ross Perot?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2005 6:53 AM
Comments

Custer at least looked like a general; Dean looks like a loud-mouthed sousy frat boy with a Napolean complex.

Posted by: ratbert at February 16, 2005 10:32 AM

Let's not forget that not only did Perot (pronounced Pee-rot, by the way) quit the campaign but then got back in and got 18% of the vote in '92 and something like 8% in '96.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 16, 2005 12:59 PM

Dean is the logical choice for people who make a fetish about being transgressive. Like Serrano, Dean will make the Democrats as popular, and revolting, as "Piss Christ."

Posted by: Luciferous at February 16, 2005 4:31 PM
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