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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

The Absolute Worst Idea ... EVER

That's what I think about the latest DNC chair draft movement. This time, people (who are these people) are trying to convince Molly Beth Malcolm, the former Chair of the Texas Democratic Party to run for DNC Chair (via BOR).

Well, let's look at the facts. First of all, no one disputes that Molly Beth is a nice woman, a good Democrat (though she used to be a Republican, I won't hold that against her), and someone who does her best to help Democrats win. The problem is that, while she was TDP Chair, Texas Democrats were 0-32 in statewide races. That's right: 0-32. We also lost seats in the Texas House every year she was TDP Chair. New TDP Chair Charles Soechting has done a better job than here, and other candidates to replace her, like Garry Mauro and Garnet Coleman, would have been improvements over Molly Beth as well.

This is a bad, bad idea. And I think people know that. She was practically run out of the Texas Democratic Party Chairman's office ... I find it hard to believe that she will be taken seriously at the national level. That being said, the AP has written an article about it, so who the hell knows. I sure don't.

By the way, I discovered a new blog. It has some solid reporting on the San Diego Mayoral race (a subject I have been wanting to bring up but haven't had the time) and the Ohio Recount mess. Check it out: http://jabbs.blogspot.com

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