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  •  Ignoring all the news from today about Frost... (4.00)
    ... there is one, primary reason why he shouldn't be chair:

    Frost is more of the same old/same old.  Texas and dozens of other states that got NO national support from the party or the Kerry camp in `04 need a DNC chair who believes that Washington D.C. isn't the center of the universe.

    The party needs a chair who truly believes and understands that the party needs to start fomr the bottom up.  And that funds continuously handed over to the same old hacks in Washington are just being flkushed down the toilet as political favors.

    That's what all this talk of "reform" is all about.

    The guy who will carry out such an agenda is not Martin Frost.  He is a creature of the Beltway.

    Yeah, Texas may get more money under his leadership, but what about the dozens of other states that were shut out in `04?

    If Frost is chair, he will be indebted to his old friends and the political hackery in D.C.

    Marty is a "don't-rock-the-boat" candidate.  Period.

    •  Good Points (none)
      I've said before that there are quite decent reasons to oppose Frost to be DNC Chair.  He's not nearly as reform-oriented as some other candidates. He's not as tech or net savvy as some of the others.  Those are his weaknesses.  I have no problem if those who oppose Martin Frost want to elaborate on these.  I've spoken to the Frost folks, and I've requested to submit some questions to Frost to answer those very concerns. (No, I'm not working for any candidate, nor have I endorsed anyone).

      I've been defending Martin Frost in comments today because I think that attacking the man for clips of ads that he run in his past campaign without understanding the context is extremely unfair. I grew up in Dallas, and Martin Frost was someone that I came to respect and admire as a damn good Democrat and a top-notch fighter as I first became involved in politics in high school.  He might not be quite as ideological as some commenters here might like, but he's about as partisan as it gets, and it's saddened me to see many people here today distort his record.

      Burnt Orange Report: News, politics and fun from deep in the heart of Texas.

      by ByronUT on Tue Jan 18, 2005 at 06:03:13 PM PST

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      •  Well (4.00)
        I've been defending Martin Frost in comments today because I think that attacking the man for clips of ads that he run in his past campaign without understanding the context is extremely unfair.

        I am tired of compensating for politicians when they do what I think are unwise things. Kerry did this all the time. For example, "I would still vote for the war". All sorts of theories were passed around about how Kerry was setting a trap and being smart, blah blah blah. It was dumb.

        It was dumb on Frost's part to run these ads. Why vote for a democrat close to Bush, when you can vote for the real thing, a republican? How many dems stayed home after those ads were run? I would have. Would he have gotten as close as he did if he didn't act like a republican? Probably not. But at least he would have some principles

        republicans think life is a zero sum game. Democrats know everybody can win.

        by DrSpike on Tue Jan 18, 2005 at 07:19:44 PM PST

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      •  Don't you get it? (4.00)
        If Frost has all these positions which are opposed to the overall party position of the Democrats, he can be used as a stick to beat up the Democrats.  Every SUnday morning, every shouting head, for the next four years:  look, those left lib Dems aren't even in step with their own party chairman they're so left lib!  Martin Frost says more tax cuts!  Martin Frost says A-OK to the Clear Skies Initiative.  It's all those obstructionist Dems in Congress that should be more like their party chair that are the problem."

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