Thursday, June 05, 2008

Changes at the DNC

It was inevitable that these kind of changes would be coming. The presumptive nominee has effective control over the DNC so what they want generally is what happens.

DNC will no longer take lobbyist, PAC money
NEW YORK - In his first order of business as his party's presumed presidential nominee, Barack Obama is instructing the Democratic National Committee to adopt his policy against accepting donations from federal lobbyists or political action committees.

In addition, Obama is keeping Howard Dean as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, while bringing in one of his top strategists to oversee the party's operations.
The change in the fundraising policies at the DNC is a good idea. Critics won't be able to say that Obama is using the DNC to get around the restrictions he has imposed on his own campaign.

It's good to hear that Dean will stay on as Chairman, even though I suspect his power over the committee will be reduced. He won't be able to do anything major without first running it by Obama. But that's okay. That's the way these things work out.

And can there be any doubt that if Hillary had won that Dean would have been asked to resign?


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