Saturday, December 14, 2002

Steel Cage Death Match Alert!
The NY Sun reports Sharpton Blasts ‘Favorite Son’ Plan:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, moving ever closer to a run for president, yesterday blasted a leading Democrat’s plan to steer black voters away from him in 2004.

Al Gore’s former campaign manager, Donna Brazile, says she may push popular black officials to run for president in their home states as "favorite sons." That strategy, she says, would increase black voters’ impact, while pulling the rug out from under Mr. Sharpton in key southern states.

Ms. Brazile’s plan - and Mr. Sharpton’s response - mark the beginning of a back-and-forth some Democratic insiders fear will poison the party’s 2004 primaries and undermine their chances of unseating President Bush.
The best part about favorite son candidacies is that they make the nominating convention such compelling entertainment. Zzzzzz.