Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 31, 2005

by J

DNC Chair Race

Despite my best intentions to try not to get caught up in the highly political maneuverings surrounding the DNC chair race, I still seem to be paying too much attention to it. Today, I learned that there was some funny business with the executive committee of the state chairs who endorsed some 'not-Dean' (Fowler, I guess?) but then the entire association of state chairs rejected that suggestion and endorsed Dean. Ok. And then one of the candidates (Webb) dropped out and endorsed Dean. So that's good. Oh, and Hillary's buddy Ickes endorsed Dean. Also good, inasmuch as it signals a lack of overt resistance on the part of the Clinton faction.

But, I cannot shake a nagging feeling that the Democrats will eventually, as always, disappoint me and go for some uninspiring, tepid, establishment-type who's all too keen to throw civil rights (especially for women and gays) down the river in an effort to kissy-kiss-kiss with their extremist Republican friends.
Posted by J at January 31, 2005 03:15 PM

Despite everyone else dropping out and the assurance of Faux news that it's over, I still don't believe it. I wrote to all the DNC members from my state today to ask them to support Dean.

If he doesn't become DNC chair on Saturday, the Democratic party is toast. I don't know how it could happen, I only know that until the votes are counted and the results certified, I won't rest.

Posted by: fishd at February 11, 2005 02:02 AM

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