Obama's Building a New Coalition; Some Aren't Happy

In a general sense I think it is bad form to pull comments off a blog. But I think it's important to address a couple of recurring points that keep coming up in the Hill-o-sphere. Over at Taylor Marsh there is a discussion thread about Howard Dean's request that the undecided superdelegates show their cards.


An increasingly firm Howard Dean told CNN again Thursday that he needs superdelegates to say who they're for - and "I need them to say who they're for starting now."
"We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time," the Democratic National Committee Chairman told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "We've got to know who our nominee is."
Marsh interprets this is as panic by Dean because of the debate performance of Barack Obama. That's her interpretation, and she's free to it. My interpretation is that he is more concerned about Clinton's debate performance, but that isn't the subject of this post. I want to look at how some of Marsh's readers look at Dean and Obama.
I'm really upset that Dean would be pressing this right now, with Pennsylvania still coming up. He is so desperate to get his butt out of the fire over Michigan and Florida. Can't anyone else see that? He's pressing this so he won't have to make any decision on Florida or Michigan, because if he had to count Florida and Michigan, Hillary would win it. then.. Dean would have to give up his entire 50 stated strategy that he is so hellbent on continuing (just to prove a point and remake the party.) I don't recall ASKING anyone to remake OUR party...

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