There has been more and more speculation that the Chairman of the DNC Howard Dean is going to be replaced at some point. After his latest comments that the Republican Party was "pretty much a white, Christian party." He has been increasingly criticized by fellow Democrats including recently Sen. Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. John Hawkins of Right Wing News correctly calls him the human gaffe machine. Besides the irony of his latest dumb statement coming from a white man and self-identified Christian which is pretty funny coming from a man who was a Governor of a state that pretty much always has a "white" Christmas. I find it funny that of course Dean’s counterpart Ken Melman is in fact Jewish and this speech coming days before Janice Rogers Brown is finally confirmed. Really none of this is surprising coming from a party where the word Christian is more and more a pejorative.
I really don’t believe that Howard Dean is going to be let go though anytime soon. When he was elected he was a known quantity. There can be no really shock since he would put his foot in the mouth so many times that he has developed athlete’s mouth. The Democratic party is known for sticking with disastrous choices. Terry McAuliffe headed defeat after defeat where each and every election was his Waterloo. Howard Dean is only channeling the Democratic Party and the things he says are only what many of them really believe. He view is after all no different than the editorial page of the NY Times. Democrats have embraced many losing causes and are loyal to those dragging the party down, so I really doubt that Mr. Dean we be shown the door anytime soon. Republicans of course have the opposite problem and will throw one of their members (or a judicial nominee) under a bus at the first possibility of things going awry even if not quite true.
The only caveat to what I say is concerning Deans fundraising capabilities for the DNC. So far they have been disastrous with the RNC have raised 3 to 4 times more money in the same time. Terry McAuliffe for all of his faults brought in the bucks. They might accept Mr. Dean in a tinfoil hat, but not if he bankrupts the party. I mean they have to have money to competively lose elections. Some have speculated that Howard Dean was chosen to make Hillary Clinton look moderate by comparison. I don’t buy that at all. There is just no good political comparison to use of how this has ever succeeded and why anybody would think that it could. Howard Dean was chosen because many Democrats think he is brave for telling it as it is. There is no sticker shock – his quirks were already on the sticker for everyone to see.
But who am I to say. I am just a white Christian who has never worked a day in my life. Though I still think the graphic in this post explains it all.