Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dean Re-Writes History for Barack Obama

Original Link: http://countusout.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/dean-re-writes-history-for-barack-obama/

Dr. Dean went to the 2004 DNC convention with 167.5 pledged delegates.

And his name was on the first ballot.

Ted Kennedy was 1000 delegates behind Jimmy Carter in 1980.

And Kennedy’s name was on the first ballot at the convention.

Hillary Clinton has 1640 pledged delegates today.

But Howard Dean says her name will not be on the first ballot at this year’s convention because… Are you ready?… it would “discourage party unity.”

FYI, Dr. Dean: Franklin Delano Roosevelt wasn’t even nominated until the fourth ballot in 1932. As for Woodrow Wilson…

Democrat Woodrow Wilson was nominated on the 46th ballot of a contentious convention, thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan. He defeated both Taft and Roosevelt in the general election, winning a huge majority in the Electoral College despite only winning 42% of the popular vote, and initiating the only period between 1892 and 1932 when a Democrat was elected President.

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