Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Howard Dean in Seattle, June 26, 2007

Howie opinion: I asked Howard Dean for his reaction to the anger and disappointment some in the netroots feel towards the Democratic leadership in Congress.

He acknowledged that the recent vote on the war in Iraq had not been handled well. He reminded us that the situation in the Senate is very difficult because of the lack of a clear majority and the fear there that an ongoing stalemate over the war vote would have been "blamed" on the Dems. He assured us that the issue would be raised again and predicted the outcome would be better next time. He also pointed out that the process there moves slowly and is not always motivated by the merits of the case on a particular issue. Finally he drew a distinction between all the Democratic candidates for president (they all favor ending the war) and all the Republican presidential candidates (they all favor continuing the war).

No comments: