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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:02 PM
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Who do you see as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:03 PM by jpgray
I think that question should be answered more easily in the future. I would never, for example, have said Tom Daschle or Terry MacAuliffe while they held their respective positions. I think a good test of who would be an appropriate DNC chair or Minority Leader would be to see who would best fit as an answer to the above question. Someone most of our folks would be proud to give as an answer.
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mairceridwen Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:03 PM
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1. MAIRCERIDWENTEULYDDOG
AND YOU SHOULD ALL COWER BEFORE ME

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:04 PM
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2. By tradition the nominee is the party leader
Even if he loses, the nominee is the head of the party. Kerry is still in office and his voice needs to be heard as things continue to go wrong over the next few years. People should be reminded of how things go when they vote poorly.
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mairceridwen Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:06 PM
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3. see...i just don't know
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:06 PM by mairceridwen
I would be thrilled if Dean were to head the DNC.

Or Theresa, though it's not likely. I would love to see her in more visible leadership positions. She's got cahones.

And she be sassy.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:06 PM
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4. Here I go -
Howard Dean as DNC head. I want Wes Clark as the prez candidate in 2008. Both of them were outside the fray; speaking as people other than career politicians.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:08 PM
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5. Dean
he's the one that got me involved this time around and I like his no BS approach.
Nobody else got people as excited and motivated as he did.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:10 PM
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6. Ditto
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:12 PM
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7. I ditto your ditto
Dean got the grassroots motivated like no one had in a long, long time.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:26 PM
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8. I think we are leaderless
and have been for awhile. Kerry should be but he caved to often to the king makers to be King himself and he has totally disapeared since the election.

A leader will appear and I don't think it will be Clinton or Kerry or any of the identical white guys in suits DLC wimps.
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:56 PM
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9. Don't trust leaders
and watch the parking meters

Especially here in NYC where our Billionaire Mayor keeps looking for ways to raise taxes without "raising" taxes.

The Democratic Party has no "leader" because the DP is DOA. The party broke up long ago and lots of people have gone home.

We need a new party that doesn't have all that baggage attached to it if we are going to have any hope of a progressive renaissance.
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:59 PM
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10. Clinton is the closest we come I think n/t
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