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There's no-one left at home, and I believe I'm gonna rain

Posted on 2004.09.11 at 07:32
How I feel about it all: awakeawake
Soundtrack: Paul and Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via patchfire:

Dean weighs run for top party post

Published on: 11/08/04

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean is considering a bid to become chairman of the national Democratic Party.

"He told me he was thinking about it," Steve Grossman, himself a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday. Grossman was a Dean backer during the former Vermont governor's failed presidential bid.

Dean was traveling Monday in New York and unavailable for comment. His spokeswoman, Laura Gross, said "it was far too early to be speculating on that."

The roughly 240 members of the DNC will elect a new chair early next year. Several names are being mentioned, including former Clinton aide Harold Ickes; Donna Brazile, who ran Al Gore's presidential campaign; and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

Grossman said it is not too soon for Democrats to focus on their future leadership.

Grossman said that if Dean were to run for DNC chair, he would need to pledge that he would serve the full four-year term, thus ruling out a presidential bid in 2008.

The next chairman will replace Terry McAuliffe, whose term is expiring.


I'm just a maverick hockey mom from Alaska!
punkypower414 at 2004-11-09 05:23 (UTC) ()
Here is the link to that crazy guy I mentioned yesterday. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Scary.
Mad Maudlin
ginzai at 2004-11-09 12:27 (UTC) ()
I've mixed feelings about this. While I think Dean could succeed admirably at being Democratic Chair and could to a lot of good for the party, I'd rather see him in the White House in '08.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-11-09 15:40 (UTC) ()
Yeah. You have a point, but. If he's offered the DNC chair, it's a definite, and he can do something from the inside. If he's campaigning, it's anyone's guess. The media crucified the poor guy in the primary race. :/
Mad Maudlin
ginzai at 2004-11-11 12:39 (UTC) ()
The media and everyone who was too willing to believe it both. I still get comments on that sound clip when I state that I'm a Dean supporter. I don't know though... I think that whoever does have the chair is going to have their work cut out for them. While I believe that Dean is more than up for the task, I'd feel more comfortable about it if I had someone who I'd trust running in 2008.
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