November 8, 2004


Dean ponders bid to become DNC chairman (CHRISTOPHER GRAFF, 11/08/04, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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 election was less than a week ago."

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

Ms Brazile should be at the RNC, not the DNC

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 8, 2004 8:38 PM

Didn't she allege that Bush I once had an affair?

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at November 9, 2004 12:15 AM

If Howard Dean were to become head of the DNC, I don't know how he'd do, but it would be a scream.

I met Donna Brazile when I was in college, attending a meeting of College Democrats(Scoop Jackson and Pat Moynihan were the political heroes of my youth). She was a youth coordinator and in a room full of middle income young males from the suburbs was so far lost she needed a map, a compass, a GPS indicator, and a trail of bread crumbs to be within 1000 miles of where we were. People were discussing the loss by Mondale and she opened her presentation by showing us some consumer products to perhaps indicate the shallowness of our generation. I was campaigning for Frank Pallone at the time and was discussing matters with a lot of working class people down the Shore and they had serious doubts about Reagan but many of the things we've seen in this election were true then. Since she could barely string two sentences together and had trouble with big words, I hesitate to call her an intellectual or a member of the elite, but she certainly reeked of the kind of condescension that disgusts ordinary Americans.

Posted by: Bart at November 9, 2004 6:42 AM

Anyone but McAwful.

Posted by: genecis at November 9, 2004 12:22 PM

Any Terry sightings since last Tuesday evening?

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 9, 2004 3:12 PM