Editorial: Good for democracy | VailDaily.com

Editorial: Good for democracy

Alex Miller
Vail Daily Editorial Board
Vail, CO Colorado

For Democrats worried about the resurgent Hillary throwing a wrench in the nomination process, we can only say “relax.” After all, it’s been disappointing in past years when a nominee is anointed too early – and no doubt the Republican base would have like to have seen a more challenging race than the one that just chose John McCain.

Time was, the party convention was the place where the clouds parted and the nominee was chosen. With Denver being the site of this year’s Democratic National Convention, what more could we ask for than a vigorous race all the way through August between two strong candidates? Those who love the process and theater of politics have got to be thrilled at the prospect of a convention without a presumptive nominee going into it.

Yes, there will be mud, and much more money spent, and some rending of the party in the process. And that’s OK. After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so whether it’s Hillary or Obama who emerges from the fray, they should be in better position to take on McCain and create a more vibrant campaign for the general election.

And who knows ” it may just make this year’s Democratic convention worth watching.

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