Bernie’s huge crowds recall Howard Dean’s in ’04 when he rallied “Democratic wing of Democratic Party.” Dean was impactful, but Kerry won.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 2, 2015
Me, two weeks ago.
It’s not that Bernie Sanders is the next Barack Obama… [snip] … it’s that he might be the next Howard Dean. Ask John Kerry how well that turned out for the Democratic party in 2004. Spoiler warning: it didn’t turn out well at all. All it did was waste a lot of money that could have gone to the Democratic candidate in the general election.
So, either David Axelrod is ripping me off, or he’s saying things – without thinking them through, mind you – that the rest of us worked out a while ago. Being an egotistical sort, I’ve decided that it’s the former. I mean, why not? Axelrod will either ignore me, or start protesting that he’d never rip off such a small site as my personal one… which would have the paradoxical effect of elevating my personal site. I’m not seeing how I can lose with this particular gambit, is what I’m saying.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: I’d also like to note that it’s kind of mean-spirited for a Democrat to implicitly compare his own party’s likely nominee to John Kerry. Not least because such an accusation has more bite to it when it comes from a Democrat. It’s like a punch that you didn’t see coming…