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Wednesday, February 02, 2005
We finally won one
By "we" I mean progressive, reform-minded Democrats. And by "one", I mean the race for DNC chair to set the party's direction.
The great news today is that Howard Dean is virtually certain to be the new DNC chair, after Martin Frost dropped out and endorsed Dean. Dean is a better politician than he's been made out to be, but most importantly, he is the message-bearer that is needed at the top of the party - not afraid to speak his mind, tell the truth, and make the hard decisions to modernize the party the same way Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove did for the GOP.
For once, it feels right. The party will not be run by a figure installed by wealthy donors, but by the obscure governor selected by dedicated individuals and the grassroots because he understands how we feel. This, right here - the internet, the blogoshpere, the $25 donations - this is the future of democracy and now the future of the Democratic party as well.