To the convention!
by JJE, Thu May 15, 2008 at 10:31:55 PM EDT
This is a call for all Democrats to go to the convention and let their voices be heard.
Aren't there already such diaries, you ask? And aren't they already clogging up the rec list for no good reason? The answer is yes on both counts. But I refer not to the Democratic Party Convention in Denver. I am talking about ComicCon 2008!
You see, when I was about twelve, I collected comic books. While this hobby was short-lived, it was through comic books that I first learned of Bizzaro World. In Bizarro world, you see, everything is the opposite of how it is on the Earth we know and love. Superman is evil, the Flash is slow, beauty is despised and ugliness celebrated ... you get the picture.
You may be asking yourself, gentle reader, why is he talking about this on a political website? Is he in Bizarro world at this very moment? No! You see, Bizarro world is of the utmost political relevance. For it is only in Bizarro world where a Democratic Convention floor fight is a good idea. It is only in Bizarro World that the notion that the Democratic superdelegates should make the candidate trailing in pledged delegates the nominee of the Democratic party is not a recipe for disaster. It is only in Bizarro World that the "popular vote" should include beauty contests in Florida and Michigan, and where simply adding the vote counts from primaries and caucuses together could be considered a reasonable proxy for the "will of the people".
Thus, if the Democratic nominee is to be decided through a nasty floor fight at the Democratic convention, I invite all Democrats to join me at ComicCon 2008, for it is only in Bizarro world that such a situation will not result in the election of not-Bizzaro George W. Bush II in November.
See you at the convention!