"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
In the first half-term of President Bush's second term, the Republican Party raised nearly $60million. In stark contrast, the Democratic Party raised under $30million. (See'RNC Raised $59.4M in First Half of Year') I implore the Democratic Party to keep Howard Dean the Chairman. Though a lewd and offensive man, his comments and statements seer and thus, brand the Democratic Party as being a party having nothing to offer the general public. Please keep staying out of touch with the real 'mainstream' America. Mr. Chairman, you are doing a great service for this country. In all seriousness, Democrats rationalize away this type of behavior by their own leaders in examples such as Dean and, in an aforementioned post, Paul Begala, a former Clinton strategist. Democrats state that it is merely rhetoric and should be taken as a jest when statements such as "[t]hey want to kill me and my children if they can." are not only tolerated, but embraced. This is all fine and good by me, but how long should it take one to realize that this rhetoric is resonating, and correspondingly, defining your own character. You always hear the statement: "Dean is not the leader of the party, he is there just to raise money." Please rationalize this linked story, then. Those misguided souls who are always outspoken and garner attention in the media by putting their feet in their mouths, if they are not your speakers, then who is? Who should the American people listen to as the ambassadors of where your party stands and where it should be moving?