1969er saidColbert Nation said "The DNC completely screwed the pooch with Michigan and Florida."
No--The DNC set the rules and told Michigan and Florida succinctly the ramifications if they moved their primary schedules. Those states said "Screw You", only apparently it wasn't screwing the DNC, it was screwing their own voters out of their voice.
True, there's blame on both sides there. MI and FL called but the DNC wasn't bluffing. The result is a drawn-out primary process which is going to kill whoever wins it by not allowing them the time they need to fundraise and campaign, a tremendous slight offered to the Democratic voters of those crucial states, and giving the Democratic leadership the aura of not knowing what the hell they're doing.
They should have been thinking more long term is what I'm saying.
And meanwhile, WcCain gets to shore up his base, kiss the asses of religious nutcases who make the now-infamous Reverend Wright look tame, raise truckloads of korrupt korporate kash, pretend he's president already as with this absurd 'fact-finding' trip to the middle east he's on this week, and generally pick apart both potential opponents.
As to the main thread -- Are the Dems going to Self-Destruct? It looks to me like 'yes', especially against Republicans who are the absolute masters of addition by division.