Monday, November 08, 2004

Howard Dean for DNC Chair?

I'm of two minds on this. While I think the Democrats need someone like Dean in a leadership position, I worry that the entrenched interests that have crippled the party in the last decade or so(*) would sabotage and/or co-op any attempt Dean would make at reform. At this point it may be that Dean will continue to have a more positive effect on the party from the outside.

I don't think Dean should take the job unless he can get assurances from the leadership that he will have the authority to make real and lasting changes. He shouldn't allow himself to be used as a figurehead.

(* these are the people who would rather be at the top of the 2nd biggest hill in town than risk losing power if the Democrats were to actually win)


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