Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Two not so crazy ideas?

So we did some surfing around and we found an article where James Carville says that Howard Dean should be dumped as DNC chair.

Our initial thought? "That's crazy."

After all, we just won the U.S. House. We just won the Senate, including a seat in Montana, where, as we understand it, it's legal to shoot liberals.

But then James explains it to us...

Carville... said Democrats could have picked up as many as 50 House seats, instead of the nearly 30 they have so far.

The reason they didn’t, he said, is the Democratic National Committee did not spend some $6 million it could have put into so-called “third tier” House races against vulnerable Republicans.

Carville said the other Democratic campaign committees had borrowed to the hilt...

Carville likened the Democratic takeover of Congress to the civil war battle at Gettysburg, which the Union army won but failed to pursue the Confederate army when it retreated.

“We should have chased them down,” Carville said.

To be clear, the Solon Democrats aren't advocating the removal of Howard Dean. But we'll listen to anything James Carville says.

To continue the discussion, one must ask the follow up question: "If Howard Dean goes, who replaces him?"

For that, we offer a crazy... or perhaps not so crazy... idea of our own:

Chris Redfern.


At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A long shot, but it would be great.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Howard Dean is the greatest asset the Dems have had since FDR. First, Dean has the support of all of the State Chairs including Redfern. Second, Carville although great does'nt understand what Dean is trying to do. Dean has helped the Dems reach out to areas that would never be in play without a far reaching strategy like the 50 State Strategy. Redfern should foucs on building up the local county parties and the other infrastrucure here in Ohio and follow Deans lead. For example why not help the Cuyahoga Co. Dems to become more effective in recruitment of candidates for 2007 & 2008 and in fundraising. Communications and messaging would be useful. Lots of things to do right here at home. Lets get Ohio in the Dem column for the 2008 Presidential campaign and move on to take back the Ohio House in 2012 or before. Re-Elect Strickland and Brunner in 2010 so that we can control redisticting after the next census. Lets start thinking more strategically.


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