The MoveOn Vote
My problems with the MoveOn vote are they went almost immediately from asking members to vote for a top three tier to the actual 'vote'. And Zack Exley should have recused himself from the entire process.
Why was there no debate period between asking members to vote for a top three tier and the actual voting? The letters were fine but no substitute for debate on the issues.
Nathan Newman alerted people to Freepers bragging about rigging the vote and registering multiple times. He suggested charging a fee for the privilege of voting. A friend who read his post took offense not only to this suggestion but felt Nathan was being critical of Sharpton. I don't think that was his purpose but unlike my friend I've read the articles linked on this page.
I do think Nathan may be one of those lefties who doesn't think a true progressive has a real chance of winning the nomination. That's a little different from someone who dismisses Sharpton's credentials entirely but not much.
Did you read the comments section of the alert I linked? Some people honestly wonder why the Republicans are kicking Dem ass all over town and the answer is right there under their noses. There's no glue to hold it all together. This 'oh we can't go too left' attitude makes absolutely no sense to me. If you're going to be the opposition party give me something to believe in. If in your heart you lean more to the right than left join the GOP and back candidates like Olympia Snowe and Lincoln Chaffe.
It's a sorry excuse to say unless a hawkish candidate is backed the election can't be won. I think the people who say things like it are simply projecting their insecurities about advancing peaceful causes.
Again. Get thee to the party that intends to wage perpetual war.
And in response to the suggestion of charging a fee for voting I say no. Fix the problem, don't create a new one.