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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Dean Running For Head of DNC

Howard Dean announced today that he is running for the Chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.
"Offering a new choice means making Democrats the party of reform—reforming America's financial situation, reforming our electoral process, reforming health care, reforming education and putting morality back in our foreign policy. The Democratic Party will not win elections or build a lasting majority solely by changing its rhetoric, nor will we win by adopting the other side's positions. We must say what we mean—and mean real change when we say it." -- Howard Dean

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Dean's opponents are expected to include former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer, recently defeated Texas Rep. Martin Frost, former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, New Democrat Network leader Simon Rosenberg, former Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Leland and Democratic strategist Donnie Fowler.

I'd like to see Dean win it as I think he'd be a bold step towards providing clearer differentiation between the Dems and the Republicans in the years ahead.