“Dean rolls on,” by Jerome Armstrong, MyDD, http://www.mydd.com/story/2005/2/1/131627/1332, 1 February 2005.
The Hill reports Dean has all but won the race to become the next Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
Howard Dean yesterday took a major step toward securing the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee by grabbing the endorsement of powerful state Democratic leaders.
After the Association of State Democratic Chairmen (ASDC) formally backed Dean, several operatives for rival campaigns said that the former governor’s dominant showing among the key DNC constituency could mean that the race, to be decided on Feb. 12, is all but over.
Dean’s 56 ASDC member votes were indicative of the broad support he has throughout the Democratic Party, and was all the more telling because the ASDC’s executive committee had rallied behind party strategist Donnie Fowler as its candidate to stop Dean over the weekend.
MyDD gives adds some figures, citing a Hotline story
Number of endorsements Percentage (50% plus 1 vote)
Dean 102 23
Frost 15 3.5
Fowler 10 2
Rosenberg 4 1
Roemer 4 1
Leland 2 .5
This is terrible. America needs two sane parties. We need a debate on how to grow the economy and win the Global War on Terrorism. We need a debate on improving general welfare. While I am a Republican, I know of many Democrats who have serious proposals that should be addressed.
Instead, we’re going to get a minority party lead by an unstable failed Presidential candidate. One who’s entire campaign was built on anger against Bush and shallow support from homosexuals. One who backs away from any original ideas he has when they become unpopular among Leftists, and shouts louder when he’s denounced from the center.
Britain is not served by a marginalized Conservative Party, and the U.S. will not be served by a marginalized Democratic Party. The Torification of the Democratic Party is a tragedy, and if the Democratic machine does not succeed in stopping or sabotaging Dean the nation will be worse off.