This election season, I feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy held the football. It will all be over by Super Tuesday. (swipe - arrrrgh!) It will all be over by Supersonic Tuesday. (swipe - arrrrgh!) Just one more primary, one more caucus, one more debate, and it will all be settled. (swipe - arrrrgh!) This won't go past March, April – no, really, we have high confidence that May will see a final conclusion. (swipe - arrrrgh!) Come the first week of June, we can all start gearing up for the General Election. (swipe - arrrrgh!) Only Puerto Rico, Montana and South Dakota to go! (swipe - arrrrgh!) OK, let's go to the Democratic Rules and Bylaws Committee. They'll settle Florida and Michigan, and we'll call it a primary. Ummm ... unless we have to appeal to the Credentials Committee, maybe the floor of the convention. (swipe - arrrrgh!)
Speaker Pelosi calls this the “scorched earth strategy,” and vows to “step in” to head off a convention floor fight. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi has not enjoyed positive results from her ultimatums, of late. In fact, Harold Wolfson, Communications Director for the Clinton Campaign, responded with a blatant: we-have-great-respect-for-the-speaker-but-we’ll-do-as-we-please-thank-you line to signal how seriously they take her. I wonder how the fact that the Democratic Party ignores both its rules and its penalties will play for the general electorate, come November.
And, why can’t they return from lunch on time?