Saturday, November 11, 2006

Howard Dean gets Recognition

Fuck this. We have to stop it immediately.
Howard Dean made some risky moves over the last two years, but after the election results were in, he looked pretty smart. As Joe Conason noted in Salon today, the DNC chairman is "enjoying vindication."

As well he should. Though I've been hard on Dean on occasion, his strategy helped the party in the short term, and has positioned the party well for the long term. I can appreciate the fact that there's some kind of mortal struggle to the death to determine who, exactly, deserves the credit for Dems' success this week, but at an absolute minimum, Dean deserves a pat on the back for a job well done.

What he does not deserve is a pink slip.
Some big name Democrats want to oust DNC Chairman Howard Dean, arguing that his stubborn commitment to the 50-state strategy and his stinginess with funds for House races cost the Democrats several pickup opportunities.

Dean may have lost us some races, but he gave us many, many more and will in the future.

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