Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Gored

It's been an interesting couple of days to say the least. I've pretty much reached the conclusion that Dean has been effectively Gored. The whole "anger" meme has become Dean's equivalent of the Gore "liar" meme. It's no more true but it is talked about so much that it has become, in the words of the Daily Show, "fact-esque".

The sad thing about it is that many Democrats will, once again, come to the mistaken conclusion that this is entirely Dean's fault(*). They thought Clinton's problems were Clinton's and Gore's problems were Gore's. The truth is that it can pretty much happen to any Democrat. It probably will happen with Clark (my first thought on his potential Gore-point: paranoia). It most certainly will happen with Kerry (pampered prince of Massachusetts) or Edwards (inexperienced tool of trial lawyers).

At this point I'm not sure any Democrat can avoid it. Preventing it will pretty much require a wholesale reworking of our media/political apparatus. This is not likely to happen anytime soon. It certainly will not until a significant percentage of the populace finally stand up and says "enough!"

That's why I have supported Dean, because he and his supporters are standing up and saying "enough!" It may just be that there aren't enough of us right now to achieve critical mass.

But it is a step in the right direction.

(* This is not to say that Dean is entirely blameless. All myths have there bases in fact. But that does not mean myth should be accepted as fact.)

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