I’m currently watching the Democrat Presidential Debate at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and there’s been almost more coming from the LaRouche protestors than from the candidates. (I was at Morgan this spring for a conference, and for some reason Morgan State seems to be a hotbed for Lyndon LaRouche supporters. Why, I’ve no idea…)
You can tell that the Democrats are going off the deep end when Rev. Sharpton seems to be the most sensible and level-headed of the pack, earning a few words of praise even from Lieberman. Then again, the other candidates have all descended to the typical demogoguery of the Rev. Sharpton, so it would not be difficult for him to transcend the fray.
The only surprises come from the tension between the candidates. Lieberman attacked Dean for his stance on Israel, something that shows that Lieberman is the only real centrist candidate up there. Kerry is his typical shrill self, Graham accused the President of deliberately falsifying the case for Iraq, and Dean is surprisingly sedate. (Dean had one good line so far but seems to be getting the short end of the stick on questions.)
So far there’s absolutely no sign of any vision other than "spend more, except for rebuilding Iraq". The Democrat’s foreign policy is criticize Bush, but do exactly what he’s planning to do for Iraq, and their domestic policy is virtual nil. This is a party made of nothing but spite and hatred of Bush with absolutely no vision beyond that end.