I’ll give some Democrats some credit here. Several dozen Democrat office holders and former office holders are petitioning the South Carolina party to include perennial candidate, ex-felon and conspiracy freak Lyndon Larouche in the upcoming May 3 pre-pre-primary presidential debate. The Democrat Party would actually gain at least one or two points with me if they took the inclusiveness stuff seriously enough to include Larouche in their public event, knowing that he’s really likely to not make the party look good on tv.
The principle argument for his inclusion seems to be that he has more campaign contributors than any of the other announced candidates. Fair enough.
Give the guy at least a little chance to say his piece early on. Get another voice in the mix. He does have some number of people who follow him. Get his two cents in, then you can winnow him out of later debates as things start to heat up in the likely event that he’s getting no traction. At least they can say he’s had his chance.
And heck, he might make even Al Sharpton start to look reasonable and moderate.