Friday, February 11, 2005

Howard Dean: DNC Chair

In an opinion piece regarding the selection of Howard Dean as Democrat National Committee Chair (published in today's ProJo), Jonathan Chait, editor at The New Republic, offers this pithy statement: "As the last election showed, the core constituencies are plenty well fed. There just aren't enough of them to win the White House." As such, Chait believes Dean will appeal to the liberal base but will be unable to broaden the base of the party. James Pinkerton isn't so sure.

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