Dean: It’ll Be Over By June

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Haha, yeah right Howard…

In any event, he’s saying that somebody is going to have to drop out after the last primary, and the not so subtle hint is that “somebody” is going to be Hillary since it’s mathematically impossible for her to catch up at this point. Yes, I realize he didn’t say that, but if he’s suggesting that somebody needs to drop before the convention, then that’s a pretty clear signal that he doesn’t think superdelegates should decide this…and that means bye-bye Hillary.


WASHINGTON – Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said Monday that either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama must drop out of the Democratic presidential race after the June primaries in order to unify the party by the convention and win the election in November.

But Dean didn’t say which candidate should drop out, only that it should happen after primary voters have been to the polls.

“We want the voters to have their say. That’s over on June 3,” Dean said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Dean also said that while the party rules say Democratic superdelegates can wait until the party’s August 25 convention to make up their minds, that would be too late to unify the party and defeat the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain.

How much does Hillary care what Dean has to say? My guess is somewhere between “none” and “less than none.”

Dean is the classic paper tiger here, and since Hillary has convinced herself [and possibly even her voting bloc] that Obama can’t win in the Fall, that he hasn’t passed some imaginary Commander in Chief threshold, that he’ll set the Democratic party back another 4 years…well, it would be irresponsible for her to drop out, right?

More on Howard’s impotent rage as it develops…

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    Well I think the superdelegates should have their minds made up before June is over. Not because Dean says so, but because there’s going to be a lot of pressure from all angles for them to make up their mind. The big question is if the Michigan-Florida mess can be fixed before the Credentials Committee meets in the middle of the summer.

    – Ted