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  •  I'll try not to ramble too much here :D (none)
    I don't think you can credit only Fowler with the early grassroots money/support and then blame only Dean when the support didn't translate into votes for whatever reason.  Fowler would have been a part of that long term campaign strategy that went towards that loss.  I don't hold that against Fowler and honestly I wouldn't be upset if Fowler won.

    Where you and I differ is what we think is needed.  You think we need more of a grassroots organizer and I really think we need more of a symbol - a face of the Democratic party.

    My belief is that the qualifications that would have made a great DNC chair 10 years ago aren't the same as the ones needed by one today.  We're a losing party on a losing streak, that has to overcome a stupid, lazy and, as Armstrong Williams taught us, Republican bought and paid for media, as well as a public who has been brainwashed by years of propaganda.  The Democratic party doesn't have a clear message nor the ability to stay on message when we have a message.  We've become reactionaries instead of leaders.  

    The DNC chair isn't going to step into their job, come up with a message and then have a system to deliver that message right away.  They will have to lead the charge.  And more so than in the past, they will have to be the person on the MSM delivering that message.

    The DNC leader needs to be more than an organizer and planner.  They need to put a face on the Democratic party.  A loud, articulate face who doesn't apologize for being a Democrat.  They need to energize a party which lost twice to a man who doesn't know what sovereign means.  And for that you need to be charismatic and eloquent more than anything.  Even if Dean couldn't organize (and I don't believe thats true though), it wouldn't matter.  Let others organize and he be the face and voice.  We need that now more than ever.

    Proud to be a southerner.

    by Liberalpalooza on Wed Jan 19, 2005 at 11:57:17 AM PST

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