|Lack of presidential candidates looms over Democrats' convention|
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
AP, Florida Times-Union
Oct. 27, 2007
|LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Three thousand Democrats came here Saturday and rallied around their top politicians and party leaders, but the biggest impression was made by who wasn't there: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and other presidential candidates.|
The candidates skipped the convention to honor a pledge not to campaign in Florida because the state violated party rules by setting its primary date before Feb. 5...
"The Republicans want you to believe that just because a few of our friends aren't joining us Florida Democrats are going to start voting Republican. Can you all believe that?" [Florida Democrat Chairman] Thurman said as the crowd jeered. "I will put one of our all-stars up against their benchwarmers all day long."
Just re-read the words of Karen Thurman carefully: Democrat "all-stars" versus GOP "benchwarmers."
As amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker sometimes says, "What the--?!"
Thurman trash talks her all-stars against the other side's scrubs? No wonder Theresa LePore got the butterfly ballot into use in Palm Beach County.
Next on the schedule: after establishing Democrat footshooting, somebody blames the Republicans!
* Cf. recent LePore-isms, exhibits A, B and C here.