The D.N.C. Gets Florida and Michigan Done
IMO the stars of this protracted, and sometimes unruly, nine hour DNC meeting were governor Howard Dean and Congressman Robert Wexler (FL). Dean, in his introductory remarks was eloquent and moving - especially when he quoted Al Gore.
But Wexler, I came to respect the man. He had always struck me as has a hyperbolic shouter rather than a impassioned public spokesman. He was once referred to as “the human advertisement for the mute button.” He's always been the right (Progressive!) side of course, but verging on being too loud to be persuasive. Yesterday, Wexler was persuasive. A longer clip than what follows would demonstrate how richly Harold Ickes deserved this smackdown:Minutes after this exchange, Ickes left his seat at the table. After the meetings, Ickes said that Clinton campaign reserves the option of appealing to the Convention's credentialing committee. It was an empty gesture.