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November 03, 2004

Daily Waste of Time: Howard Dean for DNC Chair

The McAuliffe reign has ended in disaster, with the Democratic Party in worse position electorally than when he came in as Chair in February 2001. We have lost seats in the House and Senate, and failed to cleanly take out the Worst President Ever. While McAuliffe was an artful fundraiser, the party continued to lack the ability to develop a clear message or properly frame the political debate. And it's been killing us.

Even if Kerry can pull off the victory, it's clear the Democratic Party as currently constituted is on its deathbed. It needs reforms, and it needs them now. Quite frankly, the status quo simply won't cut it.

Howard Dean for DNC Chair.

Excellent.

Two quotes from William Kristol, said after the 2002 Democratic Debacle, are apropos:

1. They're driving themselves crazy convincing themselves they need to be more liberal.

And my all-time favorite, bestest political quote ever:

2. The election is over. Now comes the fun part: The recriminations.

Thanks to Demure Thoughts/Temple of Jennifer, who for some crazy reason tips me to this before she posts it on her own blog.

That's both generous and selfless, but hey, I can't link to you if you don't post it, right?

But she does have Zogby trying to explain why he's such a partisan jagoff, so that's pretty darn good too.


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