Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More on 2004 public financing and 2008 date

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Via Howard Kurtz, Eric Boehlert wrote more on Kerry's potential delaying his official acceptance so he could delay receiving his public money for the general election in 2004. While the theme of his article is focused on whether Kerry should have considered this even more seriously than he did, I will focus on the end of the article:

They [the media] all lectured Kerry about accepting the nomination in July and about playing by the existing campaign rules. But when the Swifties tore up the campaign rules, most journalists stood quietly by.

Democrats should take note.

I would just comment that Howard Dean did take note, and did what he needed to do to make sure the Democratic candidate didn't have to go through this again in 2008. He set the convention date for the last week in August. Problem solved.