Sunday, February 10, 2008

Vetting the Prima Donnas Before Convention

If you haven't read cmkay's excellent exposé about Barack Obama over at Daily Kos, you might want to do so now. Now before you start in with accusations of hit pieces or candidate trolling, let me remind you that this being the primary season we are supposed to vet the candidates before we go to convention. It's our duty as Democrats to make sure we come out with a candidate who can not only survive the general election but win by a large margin. We can't do that if we don't know our candidates. Sun Tzu wrote:

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy or yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

We must know ourselves as well as the enemy. If we know the Republicans' candidate, but not our own, we cannot expect to be given any sympathy when we start whining to ourselves, "how did we manage to blow another opportunity?"

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