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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:52 AM

48. Howard doesn't need to be brought back. He never left

When Rahm Emmanuel shut him out of the Obama administration, I asked Howard what he would do. He said he'd lend his name to some firm for some steady income and spend the rest of his time raising hell for causes he believed in. From human slavery trafficking in Thailand to the governor's race in Virginia, he has been true to his word.

He still does the occasional talk show, and he is still, after all this time, the straightest talker on any of the talk shows, but that is mainly because he remains one of the most articulate people they can get, AND he has nothing to lose. He's not running for anything, so no one can play "gotcha" with Howard. He knows this, and is having a great time. Any Republican ammunition used on him is wasted on shooting at a ghost. But in the background, Howard and his brother Jim have been transforming DFA into a serious on-the-ground force of dedicated campaign workers who go out into areas where dedicated ground staff can make a big difference. They call their movement "purple-to-blue," and it does good work.

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