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Trial balloon: Dean replacement at DNC?

This may not have any truth to it whatsoever, since it’s the usual anonymous “big name Democrats” cited (save *sswipe Carville), but if you thought Howard Dean’s leadership wasn’t what you wanted, take a look at this flippin’ trial balloon up at The New Republic. (TNR’s The Plank):

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.

The candidate being floated to replace Dean? Harold Ford.

Says James Carville, one of the anti-Deaniacs, “Suppose Harold Ford became chairman of the DNC? How much more money do you think we could raise? Just think of the difference it could make in one day. Now probably Harold Ford wants to stay in Tennessee. I just appointed myself his campaign manager.”

Jeebus H. Christ. The man who carries business cards with the Ten Commandments on them? The homophobe who bleated his head off about the evils of the NJ marriage ruling? No f*cking way. And that goes for any other anti-gay “centrists” they want to put on a short list.

Yes, that rumor sounds like that pathetic, yet highly desired (anti-gay) move to the center-right of the “big name Democrats” in the party that I discussed in my post yesterday, “Folks, where do we go from here?”

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