New DNC Chair

This post is very much a day late and a dollar short, as this question has already been discussed widely in other places, but no decision’s been made yet. Terry McAuliffe may step down (or be forced out) as DNC chair. Possible replacements that have been suggested are Bill Clinton, Simon Rosenberg, and Howard Dean, among others.

As you know, my opinion definitely finds itself firmly in the out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new school of thought. (Atrios has a good post about purging the party, too.) Clinton wouldn’t necessarily be a disaster in terms of job ability, but I think he would in other ways (namely, not representing the forward-looking attitude we need to take at this point). I’m all for Howard Dean, who I think has the organizational ability and the energy, not to mention name recognition, that would be required. My vote: Give Dean a chance.

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