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Friday, June 10, 2005

Dems Need a Sense of Humor

While DNC Chair Howard Dean continues to demonstrate a total lack of a sense of humor, RNC Chair Ken Mehlman demonstrates a delightful one. Link.
Dean said last week that a lot of Republicans "have never made an honest living in their lives." The comment sparked a roiling controversy. Some prominent Democrats, including Sen. John Edwards, of North Carolina, criticized Dean for the remark. [...]

In another controversial remark, Dean recently characterized Republicans as "pretty much a white, Christian party."

During an earlier event yesterday, Mehlman poked fun at Dean's comment. At a reception for him by the Republican Jewish Coalition, held at the Duquesne Club, Mehlman quipped: "Good afternoon, my fellow white Christians."

If you are addressing the angry far left, pure hate can work, but you cannot go after undecided voters that way. Dean appears to know how to talk to moveon.org types, but he is turning off middle-of-the-road America. Mehlman, on the other hand, makes an excellent impression (in my opinion) in his TV appearances.

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