Saturday, August 09, 2003


Al Hunt, the WSJ's token centrist, hits on why the DLC has been throwing such a hissy fit lately. It has nothing to do with ideology:

But when Al From, the longtime chief of the centrist Democratic Leadership Conference, blasts the front-running insurgent, it's less about ideology than power. After Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Mr. From fancies himself a kingmaker, and Dr. Dean hasn't supped sufficiently at his table.

From's managed to make himself and his organization look completely foolish. It's one thing for the DLC to push "centrist" candidates on ideological and practical grounds, it's another thing to throw a public tantrum because your ass hasn't been sufficiently kissed. The multiple op-eds and public statements regarding the Dean campaign have been transparently silly.

Go to the corner Mr. From.