WASHINGTON (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine officially became chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday afternoon, succeeding Howard Dean.
"Howard, I have no doubt that any future success that we have will be due in large part to your incredible work," Kaine told Dean. "I feel like I am taking over for someone who just won three Super Bowls in a row."
Kaine’s election wasn’t completely unanimous: When Dean, presiding over his final meeting of the committee, asked for a single voice vote on Kaine’s candidacy, he was answered by party members with an overwhelming chorus of “yea.”
But there was apparently one objection - a single "nay" emerged from somewhere in the audience of DNC members.
Dean is now known as "chairman emeritus."
Mr. Kaine ....
Determine what legislative and policy victories you want to brag about in 2012 and set about getting them done now. Review this list monthly for progress.
Pick those middle of the road things that the independent voter will relish and push them hard. Either the Republicans will have to follow your lead or be seen as obstructionists.
Finally, position women in leadership roles so that they are groomed for offices like Attorney General, Treasury, Defense & Commerce.
I would love to see Hillary Clinton move out of Secretary of State in 2012, have Biden Step into that role and name a 50-something Latina as Vice President so that she could learn the ropes under Obama and win in 2016,
I have only one brief remark, or you could say a suggestion;
go back to The Way it had been with displaying all States of
the United States in just one color, or as shown on Maps and Atlases!
In our Pledge of Allegiance, there is the sentence that goes like
this: "One Nation, under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all! That, in itself, would do away with the RED AND BLUE sTATES,
AND WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OF WITHOUT THE COLORED
STATES AS THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWN DURING ELECTIONS!
How long was Howard Dean been the DNC Chairman. If one year, and look at where the DEMS are now.
Unless for other reasons that are not being told in this story. I think that letting Howard go BIG MISTAKE....
Now if we can only get him to resign from the governors office today so we can begin to rebuild after 2 lousy democrat governor’s rule.
That one voice should be identified. Lets put away the toys your not kids anymore.
Maybe this worthless empty suit will actually accomplish something as chair of the DNC.
After this election, DNC Howard Dean has become a hard act to follow. Don't hesitate to get advice from him. He knows a few things, to say the least. Best to you Sen. Dean.
what happened to that moron, Dean???
Lousy you say? Have you forgotten how Warner cleaned up Gilmore's mess? He came into office with a defecit and left with a surplus, and he was elected Senator by a landslide. I'd hate to imagine how high your expectations are.