The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Saturday, May 22, 2004

              Making the Rules as They Go
The Kerry campaign has announced that John Kerry may not accept the official nomination of the Democratic Party at the Convention, and instead wait until later to do that. The reason for this being that once he accepts the nomination, he could no longer use the money he raised during the primaries. This is just another example of the Democratic Party changing the rules of the game once it looked like they were losing. We saw this in the Florida recount, we saw this in the New Jersey Senate race of 2002, and now they are considering it again. The conventions are federally funded, and are intended to produce a nominee. If this is not the result of a convention, why bother having it? And more importantly, why should taxpayers pay for such a "convention" Using this logic, why even accept a nomination until a couple of weeks before the election, and then spend all $75 of federal funds right away?

In the words of Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman "Only John Kerry could be for a nominating convention, but be against the nomination. This is just the latest example of John Kerry's belief that the rules are for other people, not for him."
|| Nudnik 10:17 PM
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