December 2, 2004


Democratic Governors Want Outsider to Lead (NEDRA PICKLER, 12/02/04, Associated Press)

Democratic governors, determined to grab control of their party, said Thursday they will jointly support moderate candidates from outside Washington to lead the Democrats.

No sitting governor is interested in heading the Democratic National Committee, said the governors who gathered for the first major meeting of party officials since widespread Democratic losses in the presidential and congressional elections last month.

The Democratic governors said their party must move geographically from Washington and philosophically to the middle to attract moderate voters. That move starts with the party leadership, they said. [...]

There are 21 Democratic governors, including a dozen in states won by Bush.

It speaks volumes that none of them can afford the taint of being associated with the Party in DC.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 2, 2004 11:22 PM

And who will donate money to said party?

Posted by: Randall Voth at December 3, 2004 4:04 AM

It would seem that Dean fits the bill. He's not moderate, but he surely isn't part of the Washington establishment and he was a governor. It would be funny to watch the Clinton's try to finesse someone like Dean.

Posted by: erp at December 3, 2004 7:58 AM

The money for the Democrats comes from several sources. Labor, the gays, Hollywood weirdos, trial lawyers and insiders seeking to take advantage.

The problem they face is that to appeal to this disparate group of crooks, malcontents, layabouts, and perverts they have to take positions which offend about 80% of Americans. Finding some fresh face out there in Hooterville ain't going to change that.

Posted by: at December 3, 2004 8:16 AM