Saturday, July 26, 2008

Where DOES the buck stop at the DNC?

Although The Denver Group knows that this year's convention is being "negotiated" and also knows that people other than Dr. Dean play a role in deciding how the DNC will conduct its convention, in my individual capacity - not as co-founder of The Denver Group - I continue to address my concerns to Dr. Dean.

This is because Dr. Dean has a position which he has not resigned: he is chair of the DNC. As the chair he must be assigned, and take, full responsibility for DNC actions. I do not care what pressures are being brought to bear on him to make Senator Obama or Senator Obama's spokesperson the de facto chair of the DNC. Until Dr. Dean resigns his office, it his office.

If Dr. Dean has so compromised his position in that office that he cannot act independently of a particular candidate in order to protect the interests of The Democratic Party as a whole, Dr. Dean should step down forthwith and be replaced with somebody who has the fortitude to do the job properly.

I know any number of people willing to take on the job, including some old friends from the blogosphere. These people understand the importance of maintaining an intact, credible Democratic Party. If Dr. Dean cannot raise money for the DNC without compromising the independence of the Party for its own good, no problem. I know that there are people who could do the job without compromise and not only would they raise money for the DNC simply by acting that way, I would do everything in my power to help them.

Dr. Dean, if you are unwilling or unable to attend to the interests of the Party as a whole, particularly with regard to running a nominating convention in Denver that might actually legitimize the Party's candidate, please step down immediately, so we can find somebody up to the job.

2 Comments:

Blogger samsgrandma said...

You have said it exactly.

July 26, 2008 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Alix said...

Should Obama lose in November, I want a video feed of Dean and Brazile's faces.
He's a sorry excuse for a "leader."

July 26, 2008 at 10:34 PM  

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