Thursday, December 02, 2004

Does a Dean DNC Chairship Preclude a Presdiential Run?

Not necessarily. This depends specifically on whether he has to make the committment to a four-year term, which depends on the attitude of a majority of the members -- they can extract such a committment from him if they like, and its been widely reported that they're likely to. Even if they do insist that he commit to a four-year term, it is still possible that he would take the Chair, become a hero in 2006, and then be pushed by the DNC members to make a run. (The latter seems about as likely to me as the entire Montana legislature being divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, right down to the very last vote. But I digress.)

Which does he think is more important? "Unless we reform the Democratic Party, the nomination might not even be worth having"


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