In Election 2000 the "Al Gore's a liar" myth (and the U.S. Supreme Court) propelled George W. Bush into the Presidency. Well, we have a new myth for Election 2004 -- the "HowardDean is unelectable" myth. And if Karl Rove has his way, that myth may garner Dubya a second term.
I think it's time for Liberals, Democrats, and the media to sing a new tune, and so does Bob Fertik (co-founder of the terrific Democrats.com), who suggested that I write this song. Thanks Bob! So let's all sing "Dean's Electable" to "Unforgettable," by Irving Gordon, using this midi link.
Dean's electable. Dean worries Karl.
So electable, Rove's nails are gnarled.
It's the fear of Rove that Bush he'll beat,
That he'll send George Dub a huge defeat.
Never before has someone been more
Dubya beatable, in every way.
Dean was right on war, to Karl's dismay.
Stop your quar'ling. It's incredible
That someone that's so electable,
Isn't seen as Dubya's credible foe.
(Long Instrumental Break)
(Time enough to grab a snack or write a check to your favorite candidate)
Dean's electable, in every way.
And forever more, Dean's here to stay.
Stop your quar'ling. Dean's electable.
Brainy, gutsy, so delectable.
Dean can surely be elected by you.