Pope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 715 times:
I'd be really surprised to see if Dean has any real political support from the DNC old guard. Dean showed tremendous success with his grass roots fundraising. He gain the chairmanship almost by default because everyone else dropped out.
The Clintons are really no fans of his and by all accounts they are the power family in the DNC. I think Dean may have the position but his ability to get anything done that runs is severely limited.
Pope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 698 times:
Quoting Jaysit (Reply 4): But HRC wouldn't think twice about hurling Corzine to the wolves. At this point, he becomes a liability to the Dems with this paid sex for votes scandal.
Not to pick on HRC because I believe the same can be said about just about anyone, but HRC also knows where her bread is buttered. With a presidential campaign around the corner, one can not have too many rich friends.
Loyalty will always take a back door to political survival, no matter what side of the aisle one walks down.
In the case of Howard Dean, I just get the feeling that while people tolerate him, nobody (big in the DNC) really is 100% behind him. As such it's difficult if not impossible to get anything controversial done without a base of power.