The convention wisdom and DLC mantra about Wesley Clark's campaign is that a centrist who appeals to Independent and Republican swing voters is more electable than partisans like Howard Dean.
I'm not convinced. Where is the proof that centrist, luke-warm Democrats actually DO win elections? Show me ONE DLC presidential candidate that has ever gotten over 51% of the vote. Not Billy, who got 43% in '92 and a bare 50% in 1996. And don't get me started about how these same geniuses killed Gore's campaign.
Moreover, the track record of Congressional Democrats has been absolutely abysmal since the DLC took over. Ten years ago Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. Now they are not only the minority in both houses, but with the 2002 catastrophe, Democrats endured the almost unprecedented shame of LOSING seats to an opposition President in an off-year election.
And the DLC still has the gall to tell us that PARTISAN Democrats are unelectable? How bankrupt is this strategy? And why do so many still buy into it?