Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Keep Going, Demos!

To all those people screaming about how they want the Democrats to end the nomination race before the convention, I say how un-American!

Back when elections were done right, the nominee was picked at the convention, by the delegates elected to do that job. During my childhood it was rare to go into a convention knowing who the nominee would be. Sometimes the balloting would go late into the night, and the person who emerged as winner might be a compromise candidate, or someone with more political skill or more favors owed.

Things have changed for the better - we now have primaries and caucuses to select most of the delegates, rather than smoke-filled rooms. Let's let those happen, and let the delegates go through the due process.

For those who think it is tearing the party apart, I don't think so. It may be tearing you apart to have to wait for the last reel to find out how the movie ends. That's your problem -- deal.

Edit Add: A tangent. I'm calling on the great LJ Hive Mind for information. I am an atheist and was raised an orthodox/conservative Jew, and know next to nothing about the relationship between Christian congregants and their spiritual leaders. Obama said something about Rev. Wright about a week ago which made me go "WTF?", in light of the fact that Wright essentially oversaw Obama's conversion to Christianity. But that's from the point of view of someone who has seen the very close connection between converts to judaism and the rabbi who oversaw their conversion. I need the Christian take on this quote:

"I know that one thing that he said was true, that he was never my "spiritual adviser." He was never my spiritual mentor. He was my pastor. And to some extent how the press characterized in the past that relationship, I think, was inaccurate."

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