“This is going to be an issue in 2006, and it’s going to be an issue in 2008,” [DNC chairman Howard] Dean told about 200 people at a gay rights group’s breakfast in West Hollywood, “because we’re going to have an ad with a picture of Tom DeLay saying, ‘Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?’ ”
Dean, a practicing physician until he became governor of Vermont in 1991, added: “The issue is: Are we going to live in a theocracy where the highest powers tell us what to do? Or are we going to be allowed to consult our own high powers when we make very difficult decisions?”
This is exactly right. When Dean is on, he’s laser perfect. Sometimes he goes a little loopy, but that’s what makes him human. This proposed ad defines the issue exactly the way it is. It isn’t rude, it isn’t offensive, and it sets up the Democrats as sensible, liberty focussed, compassionate, and pro-family.