Well, in the past few days I've called the DNC--and made sure that my comments would get passed along to Howard Dean--and written directly to Dean. I want to make sure they're aware of what they're doing to the Democratic Party's core supporters--those of us who have been Democrats for many years or decades, and who are so disgusted with the way the DNC has tried to push oBLAHma on us that we're planning on leaving the party. This is what I wrote to Howard Dean yesterday:
I am APPALLED at your, and the DNC's, treatment of Hillary Clinton during this campaign. I am a LIFELONG Democrat who will LEAVE the party if Obama is our nominee.
I do not want a person with friends like these: http://www.jeffhead.com/obamacircle.htm as the Democratic nominee.
I do not want a person who--for TWENTY YEARS--sat in a church and listened to the hatred spewed by Jeremiah Wright [even though he claims he was miraculously absent every single time Wright spewed said hatred], and who had a close personal relationship with the hate-spewing Wright.
I do not want a nominee who has shown NOTHING of substance, and reacted by whining when ONE out of 20+ debates actually asked him a few "tough" questions.
I want a nominee with experience, integrity, and a PROVEN track record of working for the good of the general public. That person, Dr Dean, is Hillary Clinton.
If her recent primary wins--to say nothing of having captured EVERY SINGLE BIG STATE--aren't enough to convince you that she is the person the DNC should be supporting, you're going to lose me and MANY OTHER lifelong Democrats. I am prepared to shift my support from Clinton to McCain in the event that Obama is our party's nominee.
I am also prepared to--and WILL--leave the Democratic party and register as an Independent or, gasp, as a Republican.
You're ALIENATING the core members of this party and I find that disgraceful and inexcusable. Why are you shoving down our throats a candidate with such questionable friends, business dealings, and lack of experience?
Please come to your senses before it's too late!
While you're at it, kindly reschedule the debate that was supposed to happen next...I guess you and other Obama supporters were afraid that he'd make yet another embarrassing appearance, stumbling over himself to answer non-fluff questions. Guess what? The voters WANT to see what the two candidates are really all about!
Finally, unless you seat the Florida and Michigan delegates, you're alienating and disenfranchising 2.3 million people who went out and voted and who, through no fault of their own, now face having their votes go uncounted. Guess what? Many of them are prepared to leave the party, too.
If you haven't already, please contact Howard Dean and ask him to reschedule the debate--tell him you want to hear what Obama has to say when asked non-fluff questions. And, assuming that you're not under the influence of the Obama Kool-Aid, tell him you're disgusted with the DNC's support of the racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-American Obama and that you don't appreciate having such a despicable character shoved down your throat by the DNC.