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2006/2/14

To The Democratic Party: When You're Wrong, You're Wrong

@ 07:46 PM (104 months, 22 days ago)

I would be absolutely remiss if I did not take the Democratic Party to task today.

It appears as though members of the Democratic Party (namely Sen. Charles Schumer, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee) have been successful in convincing Senate candidate Paul Hackett in dropping out of the race.

For those who may not be familiar with him, Paul Hackett is a veteran of the Iraq war, and he came thisclose to defeating Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) in a Congressional race.

Recently, Hackett has been running for the Senate; he and Rep. Sharrod Brown have been campaigning to win the nomination in the primary.

But under pressure from Chuck Schumer and others, Hackett has withdraw from the race.  Apparently some Deomcrats think Sharrod Brown will have a better chance in the general campaign against Republican Sen. Mike Dewine.

To Schumer and any other Democrat involved in this farce: who do you think you are, to tell Paul Hackett to withdraw from the race?

Here is a man who went and served his country in combat.  To his credit, he wants to serve his country some more, this time as a United States Senator.  And you want to tell him no thanks, his service isn't wanted anymore?

These are NOT the values of the Democratic Party I know and love, Chuck Schumer.